Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Confusion of Internet Services

When it comes to technology, I’m something of a neophyte. I really couldn’t tell you the difference between a dual core and quad core processor for instance. RAM? What’s that? As long as the computer works, I’m happy. The same rule applies to Internet services. I really couldn’t tell you (at least from the mailers I got from every company) which service was better. Did I want cable Internet? Should I use my phone company’s DSL program? Asking my friends was really no help, either. They all gave me different opinions about their Internet services – there simply was no clear-cut winner.
Without anything to go on, I decided to try some services out. First, I went with my cable company, which seemed to promise the best speeds. That didn’t work – a techie friend called it a “bottleneck” – I ditched cable quickly. DSL was better, but I couldn’t take the connection with me and I really didn’t want to add another bill from my cell phone provider. Then I found 4G Internet services, and it seemed like an answer to my prayers. Not only was 4G technology fast, but I could travel with it. My confusion was over, though I’m embarrassed that it took so long to find my solution.

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