To start with we can describe internet as the worldwide system that consists of interconnected computer networks that use internet protocol suite which links all devices in the world. We can also refer internet as a network of networks which are government, private, public, academic and business networks which are of global to local scope.
An array, that is taken to be very broad, is the one that links all these networks together. Now efficiency of the internet to be able to do all this is mainly governed by the speed. It is good to know that speed will vary from the different devices and also the type of broadband affects it too. The internet has very many network services and the most traffic is usually experienced through mobile applications like the social media apps, electronic mail, the world wide web and file sharing. All these networking will be executed successfully when the speed is at a relatively good state.
When the speed of the internet is high any person relying on the internet will be able to cover a wide range of duties in the internet in a very short time. When the internet is of a high speed then you will not only be able to enjoy streaming TV shows, downloading movies and pictures and online gaming but also you can be able to gain from it by working in the comfort of your home, downloading latest software updates, video chatting and much more.
The normal speed of high speed internet starts from 512 kilobits per second (kbps) and it can be more than that, despite the fact that fast internet is relative. A few decades ago, we had dial-up being the only internet offered to homes which had a speed starting from 56 kbps. Imagining speeds that were more than 1 megabit per second (mbps) was not possible back then but, technology went another level higher and the unexpected became the most expected. Now because of fiber-optic internet people get to experience internet speeds of up to 500 mbps.
The fiber-optic internet technology transmit data using pulses of light which allow it move large amounts of data at long distances in a very short period of time, in comparison with copper. Copper is used in cable internet to transmit data. Before fiber-optic came to birth, cable internet was the fastest internet transmitter.
Fibber-optic internet connections are usually connect to one user or let us say one homestead, that’s why matters concerning speed are less alarming. You have seen for yourself how far high speed internet has come from – from 56kbps to 500 kbps – I think I have every right to tell that it does end there.