Emily Huffman

January 27, 2020

High Speed Internet: What Does CT Comm Offer?

Let’s face it: these days, it’s all. About. Speed. Nowhere is this truth more evident than the digital services landscape. Are you ready to upgrade your life with high-speed internet but aren’t quite technologically up to date? You’re in the right place!


What is high-speed internet and how does it differ from regular internet?


Good question. We’re more than happy to help you understand the benefits of upgrading your internet, whether you need residential or business service.


The first concept to understand is internet speed itself. Computers, smartphones, etc. transfer information to one another (via the internet) in units of data called packets. The volume of data sent and received through an internet connection over a unit of time denotes internet speed.


Simply put, high-speed internet is internet service that is fast (has a high data transferred/time ratio), and is provided via broadband technologies like DSL, satellite, and cable. The more modern fiber optic broadband technologies of fiber-optic cable and wireless mobile internet are the most common mediums for high-speed service in today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape.


Types of Broadband Internet


”Broadband” refers to the transmission of information over a wide range of frequencies—in other words, a large bandwidth. The term ”broadband” commonly describes all types of internet connections outside of dial-up, but the FCC has established specific parameters for a connection to qualify as broadband. The type of broadband medium you’ll need depends on factors like what you’ll be using your new high-speed internet for and how many people will be using it. We’ve provided an overview of internet types below:


  • DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) uses phone companies’ existing copper wires to bring you internet access through a familiar phone wall jack. The pros? DSL works in conjunction with your local telephone network, meaning the implementation is as easy as adding on to your existing services. Additionally, DSL is much faster than dial-up.


  • Cable internet uses television infrastructure in the same way DSL uses telephone infrastructure, bringing you internet through the same signals that provide your cable TV programs. Typically, cable internet connections are comparable in speed to DSL, but cable has the potential to be faster depending on location.


  • Satellite internet service is available almost anywhere in the United States due to its wireless capabilities. That being said, while the signal is transmitted wirelessly to the receiver, satellite does still require hardwiring within the actual building to deliver the signal. Satellite speeds are comparable to cable and DSL but can sometimes lag.


  • Fiber optic internet connection delivers service to you via tiny strands of plastic or glass about the width of a human hair. Transmitting data through coded signals in pulses of light, fiber optic technology is the fastest internet service available today.


Now that you have a better understanding of the various options for broadband digital connection, it’s time to bring it full circle. What does CT Comm offer when it comes to high-speed internet? We’re glad you asked.


CT Comm understands that internet connectivity is the future of communication. We utilize the world’s most advanced technology (yes, that includes fiber optics!) to give our customers the high-speed internet they need, coupled with the reliability and customer service they deserve. With our price lock guarantee, 24/7 technical support, and conveniently located service center, we’re confident that we can find a service bundle tailored to your unique digital connection needs.


CT Comm is proud to continue our tradition of providing Champaign County with the latest and greatest in connective technology since 1898. Make 2020 the year you get on board. Support your local community and check out our high-speed internet plans today!