Oregon Broadband Internet
Like many consumers and internet users across the country, those living in Oregon know that they need broadband connectivity in order to enjoy all that the internet offers. For those who want to download movies and music, share photos, plan vacations, comparison shop, and socialize, high speed connections are a must. There are many different internet service providers (ISPs) in Oregon, providing broadband access through bonded T1 and T1 lines, cable, DSL, and satellite.
Bonded T1 and T1 Lines
Many Oregon business owners — of large and small companies — use T1 technology to get all of their staff members and employees online. T1 and bonded T1 lines provide a lot of bandwidth and can easily handle multiple users sending and receiving large amounts of data, simultaneously. Some of the companies providing T1 access in the state are CenturyLink, MegaPath, and Qwest.
Cable Internet Access
For those whose homes and residences are already wired for cable television access, cable internet is usually available. The internet signals are transmitted through the existing cable lines, which end at a modem connected to the user’s computer. Cable internet access is widely available, affordable, and very fast for the home user. Cable One, Charter Communications, Millennium Digital Media, and Willamette Broadband are all cable ISPs within the state.
Digital subscriber line — DSL — technology uses a single telephone line to connect the user to the internet. A special phone jack effectively divides a line into high and low frequencies which, respectively, transmit internet data and voice, at the same time. For the consumer, this means the ability to be talking on the phone or making calls and viewing websites at the same time. DSL ISPs delivering broadband access in Oregon include AT&T, Qwest, and Verizon.
Rural Oregonians have turned to satellite internet access in record numbers, enjoying the freedom of the broadband connection speeds. Available where other technologies are not, satellite internet connectivity comes through a satellite dish, which works as a receiver and transmitter, and a specialized modem. Satellite ISPs serving the state include HughesNet, WildBlue, SkyWay USA, and StarBand.