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Types of High-Speed Internet3 Shop internet Services

DSL

Example Providers Connections Pros Speed Ranges Hardware needed
CenturyLink, AT&T and Verizon DSL service over existing phone line1 Consistent speeds regardless of number of people on the network Up to 100 Mbps2 DSL modem or gateway

Cable

Example Providers Connections Pros Speed Ranges Hardware needed
Comcast, Time Warner, Cox and Charter Cable line into house Bundle opportunities with TV and Voice services from the same provider Up to 100 Mbps2 Cable modem or gateway

Satellite

Example Providers Connections Pros Speed Ranges Hardware needed
HughesNet Wireless Available in remote areas where Cable and DSL may not be Up to 2 Mbps2 Satellite dish (shipped after you sign up for service)

1You can use the Internet and receive phone calls at the same time. For those without an existing phone line, it may be possible to have a dedicated DSL line installed. Check with each service provider.

2Actual speeds may vary based on location and coverage.

3 Not available in all areas.