Mobile broadband v fixed broadband

Wednesday, 01 September 2010 12:00

The need to access the internet does not end in the home or office and if you find that you need to be connected wherever you are then mobile broadband could be the best option for you.

Although it is relatively recent technology, the initial uptake has been promising, with web users drawn to its convenience and the fact that there is no flat line rental either.

It works by plugging in a dongle and basically following the installation instructions, making it easy to use.

Another benefit is that mobile broadband can be enjoyed on a pay-as-you-go basis or you can sign fixed-term contracts.

The growth of mobile broadband does not spell the end for fixed broadband however.

Home broadband can be extremely cheap and is preferred by traditional web users for its faster speeds and larger download limits.

In addition, fixed broadband almost guarantees a stable connection, meaning browsing and downloading are rarely interrupted.

Whichever broadband you decide depends a lot on the sort of lifestyle you lead and how often you need to access the web.

If you need to go online wherever you are, mobile broadband is best for you, but if you download large files and have grown accustomed to fast speeds, home broadband would be the better option.

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