What is cable Internet?

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Cable Internet basics

Cable Internet is a form of high speed, broadband Internet service. If cable television is available in your area, then it is likely that your cable company can also provide cable Internet access for an additional monthly fee.

Unlike dial-up Internet service, cable Internet service does not utilize your telephone line. Instead, cable Cable runs through your cable line and is not associated with your telephone service. In addition, cable Internet service requires a cable modem to transfer data from the Internet through the cable line.

Cable Internet service is normally five to 10 times faster than dial-up service, depending on the quality of service available in your area. It’s also always on – you never need to dial up to connect.

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