Cable Internet Services are provided by cable operators. They provide broadband service through a cable modem that is connected to the same coaxial cables that delivers cable television to your home. Most cable modems are external devices that have two connections, one to the cable wall outlet and the other to a computer. They provide transmission speeds of 1.5 Mbps or more.
Cable Internet is one of the most popular forms of Broadband Internet because most people already have access to cable television. In addition, most cable operators will offer a discount on cable internet service if you already have cable television as well. This makes cable internet one of the more affordable kinds of Broadband Internet services.
You can still watch you cable TV while using a cable modem service so it does not affect your normal cable television service.. Transmission speeds vary depending on the service offered. Many Cable Operators offer various levels of service with various speeds. Obviously the faster the connection speed, the more expensive the service.
Contact your local cable company to determine if they offer cable internet service and if so, what speeds and plans they offer. If you simple surf the web and use email, you will most likely want to use their least expensive, slowest plan as even the slowest broadband connection is sufficient for things such as web surfing and email. However, if you download large amounts of data, you may want to consider opting for a higher priced, faster connection.