Dial Up vs. Broadband

Dial Up vs. BroadbandLet us start by talking about what these connections actually mean. A dial-up connection as the name suggests is one connected via phone lines. As and when the phone is in use the internet connection fails to work. A broadband connection on the other hand works on the technology of a Digital Subscriber Line. It is connected through cables which makes the speed faster and more reliable. At the same time incoming and outgoing phone calls does not seem to affect or interfere with the internet in any way.

With this small introduction about both these kinds of connections it is but obvious that which one seems to be better. The simple technique which is followed by the DSL Broadband connections is that unlike the dial-up connection which converts the binary computer signals into analogue ones it just breaks the digital data into various smaller collaboration in your phone lines allowing analogue voice signals to pass at the same time as the digital information is transmitted. However with all these advantages comes a bundle of setbacks of using the DSL Broadband connections too. The Broadband is an asymmetrical network allows large files to be downloaded from the World Wide Web at a very fast speed but if you want to upload a file from your computer to the their network portals it becomes a lengthy and time consuming process. SDL broadband is also not available to every area region. It is limited to the densely populated urbanised cities depriving the rural areas from its benefits. Older style of houses and business regions are also not likely to have access to the internet Broadband.

However we should always remember that back in the 1990’s the dial up connection(which is now obsolete) was all we were open to. Inspite of its nightmarishly slow speed it connected people around the globe.