Delaware Internet Services
DSL, or Digital Subscriber Line, is the most popular broadband option. DSL uses telephone lines to transmit a digital data signal. It does not prevent you from using your home phone like dial-up because both systems can use the lines at the same time using different frequency bands. Major providers of DSL in Delaware include AT&T, Windstream Communications, Cavalier Telephone, and Delaware DSL.
T1 lines, also known as DS1, are high speed digital telephone lines which are dedicated for internet use. They are typically used by businesses and other large organizations with many users. Two or more T1 lines can be run together to increase available bandwidth. This type of wiring is referred to as bonded T1. T1 lines are able to be installed almost anywhere in the US by telecommunications companies like AT&T and Time Warner Telecom.
Cable internet services use same the infrastructure in place for cable television for broadband internet. Cable internet is provided in Delaware by Comcast Cable, Charter Cable, and Time Warner Cable. Cable companies offer bundled packages of television and internet services.
A similar broadband option is fiber-optic communication, or FiOS. Verizon FiOS is available in areas of Delaware. FiOS speeds are not constant and can vary widely by area. Like cable, FiOS can provide television service, and internet and television often come bundled together.
Satellite internet services are provided by HughesNet and WildBlue. Satellite communications can be negatively affected by rainy weather. Your satellite dish must be installed with a clear line of sight to the satellite in orbit, usually in the southern sky. Satellite internet is not as fast as other broadband alternatives because the signal has to travel a long distance from the satellite to your home. In rural areas where cable and DSL are not available, many people choose satellite internet as an alternative to dial-up.