First we can define internet as the global system that is comprised of computer networks that are interconnected and use an internet protocol suite that links all devices globally. Internet can also be described as a network of networks which contains public, private, business, academic, and government networks that are of global to local scope.
These networks are linked together by an array, that is considered to be very broad, of wireless, electronics and optical networking technology. Now efficiency of the internet to be able to do all this is mainly governed by the speed. The speed varies from one device to the other and also depends on the type of broadband that you are using. You will come to see that there are very many network services and the area where a lot of traffic is felt is through mobile applications such as electronic mail, social media apps, file sharing and world wide web. All these networking will be executed successfully when the speed is at a relatively good state.
With high speed internet an individual is capable of doing a lot more in a very short period of time. If your internet is of high speed you will not only enjoy downloading movies and pictures, streaming TV shows and online gaming but also you can benefit from it by working in comforts of your home, video chatting, downloading latest software updates and a lot more.
It is known that high speed internet begins from 512 kilobits per second (kbps) and goes a long way up beyond that, since fast internet is relative. A couple of decades ago, we had dial-up which was the only internet that was offered to homes and 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. Through fiber-optic internet, people are now getting internet speeds that reach up to 500 mbps.
Fibber-optic internet technology move data from one point to the other through light pulses that encourage large amounts of data to be transmitted at a great distance in a short period of time. C able internet uses copper 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. High speed internet has come a long way, evolving from 56 kbps up to 500 mbps, I think it is safe to say that it will not stop there.