Understanding Internet Access Methods and Wide Area Networks
Homeowners, home offices, and small offices may connect to the Internet by utilizing one of multiple methods. These range from the most basic dial-up connections to the popular broadband cable, but there are other types of connections available to select from. This chapter introduces Internet access methods and identifies their characteristics, such as speed and availability.
Enterprises use these and other connectivity methods to access the Internet and to connect offices via wide area network (WAN) links. WANs connect remote offices together, even when they are a significant distance apart from each other. Some common methods used to create WANs are Integrated Services ...