Finding the Fastest Internet Service

How to pick the fastest internet service available in your area.–PC Pitstop.

Finding the Fastest Internet Service

by Mitz from

Which is the fastest Internet service—DSL, Cable, Fibre Optic (FiOS), ISDN, or T–1? The short answer: most homes and small offices will get the fastest speed over fibre optic.

But few people can get fibre optic where they live—I can’t get it at my house—so one of the other services may be your best option. If you’re one of the many people who can’t get fibre optic but who still wants the fastest Internet service around, read on for everything you need to know.

Two Things That Make The Fastest Internet Service

There are two components of Internet speed—latency and throughput (also called bandwidth).

The lower your latency, the faster information gets to your computer from the Internet. The higher your bandwidth, the more information you can download during a particular period.

Low latency is very important to gamers and small offices with Voice-over-IP (VoIP) phones. High bandwidth is important to anyone who downloads a lot of large files, like a family with a Netflix or Hulu Plus subscription.

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