Some of us are old enough to recollect a time when everyone on the Internet used it through a dial-up connection. Your computer connected to a modem that noisily calls the phone number of an (Internet Service Provider) to allow you connect at 56 kilobits per second, if you were quite fortunate to have a faster modem. Web pages load slowly onto pc screens.Pictures usually use a lot of time to fully show up. Software usually take hours to fully download. If you do not have a dedicated phone line, you would tie up the line, and the connection may trigger off if someone calls the phone line. We used more of text than other bandwidth-hungry media out of need.
Recently Internet connection speeds have increased tremendously from the use of broadband connections using technologies like cable and DSL (Digital Subscriber Lines) and 4G or LTE.
According to the FCC's standards, the new goal is for all household to have access to broadband with a minimum speed of 4 megabits per second (Mbps) download and 1 Mbps upload. Although nearly 30 percent of U.S. households are reportedly still connecting at near dial-up speeds, many of us have resorted to faster broadband Internet connections. Speeds above the 4 Mbps minimum goal are gradually becoming readily available and cheaper.
With higher broadband speeds, we easily stream music and videos, multiplay video games, have video chats with friends, upload pictures to social media sites and view all manners of media on the web faster than ever. There are sometimes drawbacks, for instance when a video refuses to load and buffers or it takes sometime to view a web page. But for the greater part,some people are very lucky to have the average broadband speeds that can stream movies and surf the Internet to our satisfaction.
How Google Fiber Works
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