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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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When Does it Make Sense for Me to Network My Home?

If you decide to subscribe to broadband Internet service, you will quickly discover its benefits, as discussed previously in this book—higher speed (bandwidth) and an “always-on” connection that renders dialing up with your modem each time you want to connect unnecessary. With that higher bandwidth, you will realize there's enough speed to share that connection with others in your home and not see a noticeable drop in performance. If you secure a broadband connection, you will likely see performance ranging from 384 kilobits per second (Kbps) all the way up to 2 megabits per second (Mbps). Comparing that with your 56-Kbps dialup modem today, that's a 6x to 35x improvement.

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