Chapter 11

Internet Service Types

Without the Internet, installing and managing operating system and app updates, installing and updating driver files for peripherals, and convenient sharing of files would be extremely difficult. This chapter covers CompTIA IT Fundamentals+ Objective 2.4: Compare and contrast common Internet service types (fiber optic, cable, DSL, wireless: radio frequency, satellite, cellular).

Foundation Topics

Fiber Optic

The fastest type of Internet service is based on fiber optic cabling. Fiber optic cabling transmits signals with light rather than with electrical signals, which makes it immune to electrical interference. It is used primarily as a backbone between networks. Fiber optic cable comes in two major types:

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