Technology is constantly improving and it can be hard to keep track of all the new innovations and breakthroughs. It seems that every time we turn on the television, we are bombarded with new products. Often, we have no idea what these products do or why we might need them.
One of the most confusing areas of technology concerns the Internet and the many ways in which we can receive it in our homes and businesses.
When the Internet first arrived, a dial-up connection was the only way to get it. At this time, we may not have understood how the technology worked, but we did know that if we were going to use it, we would need a dial-up connection. It was easy to reach this conclusion because there were no other options available.
Then the cable modem arrived and we had to start making decisions about how we wanted to get the Internet. However, this too was not a difficult choice to make because it was obvious to see that getting the Internet using a cable modem was much better. For one thing, cable modems didn’t interfere with our telephone calls. When using a dial-up connection that depends on phone lines, all calls, both ingoing and outgoing, are stopped. It doesn’t take a person who knows a lot about technology to see how this is a great limitation, especially in matters of business. Furthermore, cable modems allowed us to get the Internet at much greater speeds. Again, it doesn’t take a genius to know that faster is better.
When wireless Internet appeared, it was easy to see how this new technology was a better option than a cable modem. Not only was this new technology much faster, but because it was wireless, not relying on any fixed connections, we gained a great mobility. Now we could surf the web from any place in our home and business.
But wireless technology is still improving. Suddenly, we are hearing many fancy terms and we don’t know what they mean or if they relevant to our needs. We are hearing terms like 2G and 3G. Recently, a radical new technology known as 4G appeared. If you are feeling lost and confused, don’t worry. Most people don’t fully understand what these words mean. Here is some general information that could help you.
In the world of Internet, speed is the name of the game. The biggest, most important, difference between 3G and 4G technology is speed. There are two types of speeds on which to focus when discussing the differences between 3G and 4G. The first type of speed is called download speed. Download speed measures how fast information can be accessed when using a laptop or handheld device. The second type of speed is called upload speed. This speed measures how fast information can be transmitted to the Internet. Regarding both types of speed, 4G technology blows away 3G technology.
If you are interested in speed while using the Internet in your home or business, consider this incredible new wireless technology.