How many ads for fixed broadband connections can you see after one day? In a multitude of supports you can see “attractive” offers that offer us the best connection at the best price, but what should you take into account when choosing a connection?
The dependability of the connection uses to be largely trained by the technology used by the consistent operator to provide us with the Internet.
Currently, speaking of fixed connections, there are several types of networks:
xDSL: they are the lifelong connections that the copper pair uses, a cable that has been laid for tens of years at times and at the same time the most exposed to loss. The actual speed offered depends largely on the distance from the centre that gives us the connection to the home, as expressed in the following graph.
HFC: fiber optic connections to a distribution box from which a coaxial cable goes to the home. It is the type of network used by Ono and the regional cable companies and ensures a very close speed and sometimes even higher than promised.
FTTH: the best option since in this case the optical fiber is introduced directly to the subscriber’s home and being able to offer connections of 100 Mb and higher in a fairly near future. Its laying is still very limited to large cities and projects promoted by local and regional governments.
Download speed vs upload speed
In all the Unifi 300mbps ads that you see in the different media, it is always given a speed, the download speed, but what about the upload speed? The latter is rarely found easily and can be very important. The problem is that in our country the connections are very asymmetrical, in many cases the upload speed being 10% of the download speed, although there are options, such as the one offered by Unifi broadband, they make it possible to increase the capacity of the channel. You can learn this on an online course too.