1.2.1: The following list defines the connection options for a small office or home user to the Internet:
• Dialup access provides a slower connection through a phone line and a modem. This choice is often driven by a lack of availability of other types of connections, expense, or a lack of teenagers in the household.
• Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) provides a faster-than-dialup, yet more expensive, connection over phone lines. A DSL modem uses a different frequency than a phone, so the user can be on the phone and online at the same time—an optimal configuration for teenagers and small-business users alike.
• A cable modem provides an Internet connection over the same coaxial cable used to provide television.
• A ...