About High-Speed Internet
As high-speed Internet grows in popularity and availability, it is quickly becoming the standard way to connect to the Web. Also known as “broadband,” a high-speed connection lets your computer access the Internet for Web surfing, e-mail and downloading at speeds up to 70 times faster than dial-up connections.
Compare High-Speed Internet Access
High-speed Internet is available in three different types – cable, DSL and satellite. Use the chart below to learn more about each type and find out how you can get connected.
|Description||High-speed Web access via traditional cable TV wires||A dedicated high-speed connection using the extra bandwidth on your phone line||Faster-than-dial-up speeds for people without access to cable or DSL|
|Estimated Speed||Up to 4 Mbps*||Up to 3 Mbps*||Up to 400 kbps*|
|Monthly Rates||$41.95 and up with additional savings through Dell||$24.95 and up with additional savings through Dell||$59.99 and up|
|Installation||Service provided by your local cable television provider (required coaxial cable wall outlet)||Service provided by your local telephone provider (plugs into existing phone jacks)||Service provided by national satellite provider (special dish or antenna required)|
To get connected to high-speed Internet, you will need a Network Interface Card (NIC) installed on your PC. New Dell computers come with NIC installed.
Availability of each service varies by location and provider.