Internet

Connecting you to reliable Internet

WireLite - Internet experts

We don't work for the ISP's (Internet Service Providers),

we work for you.

We can help with:

-  Slow speeds, dropped connection, NO connection

-  Speed is OK during the day but can't use it in the evening

We understand how the Internet gets delivered.

Some locations have more choices than others.

Not all connections are equal.

Some Bandwidth hungry online services

Internet connection type guide - Size matters.

Cable

Cable internet is a very common type of internet connection. It's (not surprisingly) connected via existing cable wires, so buildings routed for cable TV already have the infrastructure for internet access. It's usually pretty fast, but keep in mind that when you get home from work and finally start streaming your favorite shows, all of your neighbors are likely doing the same thing. If they have cable internet too, then you could experience network congestion, which might slow things down a bit.

Pros:

•             Widely available

•             Lower costs

•             Faster speeds

Cons:

•             Subject to slower speeds during times of network congestion

DSL

DSL, short for Digital Subscriber Line, is a type of internet connection that transmits via a telephone network, at speeds that are much faster than dial-up connections. Since our nation’s telephone infrastructure is already pretty established, DSL has a larger coverage area than cable internet, although it is only available in areas where DSL upgrades have been made. DSL plans are relatively expensive, though connection speeds can vary based on your distance from a telephone exchange.

Pros:

•             Widely available

•             Lower cost

•             Fast

Cons:

•             Quality is contingent upon your distance from source phone lines

•             Subject to outages during storms

Fiber

 

Fiber optic internet denotes connections that are made via cables that contain thin optical fibers. Fiber optic cables allow for super-fast connection speeds; it’s no wonder it’s been declared “future proof.” The technology is widely available in places like South Korea and Australia, and is making its way through the U.S., led by the likes of Google Fiber and Verizon Fios. Even though it's not widely available yet, you might just be lucky enough to have it in your area. It's definitely worth a look.

Pros:

•             Very fast

•             Very reliable

•             Expensive

Cons:

•             Not widely available

Satellite

 

The advantage of satellite internet is its versatility. Since it doesn’t require cables or wires to work, satellite internet can be accessed by customers living in rural areas where the infrastructure for cable, DSL, or fiber connectivity is absent. Satellite internet is made possible via a dish installed at the customer’s home, and for this reason is often bundled with satellite TV.

Pros:

•             Good for rural areas

•             25+ Mbps Download speed

Cons:

•             <1.5 Mbps Upload speed

•             More expensive

•             Subject to beam obstruction

Mobile

 

Mobile broadband denotes a wireless internet connection via the same connectivity and coverage of cell phone carriers like TELUS, BELL, and ROGERS. It is typically connected via portable modem or hotspot, which is different than the fixed line modem that is connected via cable or telephone line. Many people prefer this type of connection for low data, on-the-go usage—the speeds are typically excellent, making it a great form of portable internet service.

 

Pros:

•             Can be faster than fixed line internet

•             No installation required

•             Can move with you

Cons:

•             Smaller data allowances

•             Can be more expensive than a fixed line connection

•             Won't work well if you don't have a good mobile signal

Fixed wireless

 

Fixed wireless internet works from on a line of sight principle. To create the connection, WISP (Wireless Internet Service Providers) install small towers at or near a wired fiber source and then those towers deliver data to your location using a dedicated antenna that connects to your router and WiFi which delivers data to your devices.

 

Pros:

•             Can be faster than fixed line internet

•             Can move with you

Cons:

•             Smaller data allowances

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