Table II
Compare >> 56K Dial Up Modem DSL Internet Cable Internet Satellite Internet CCC WIFI Cable Fiber
Contract guarantees 16k 16k None documented None 384K/384K Quoted Rate
Download Speed 16k-50k 768 Kbps to 3 Mbps 3 Mbps to 6 Mbps 512 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps 384K to 10 Mbps 20Mps - 100Mps
Upload Speed 16k-50k 128 Kbps to 768 Kbps 256K - 1.0Mps 128 Kbps to 384 Kbps 384K to 10 Mps 20Mbs - 100Mps
Point 2 Point Speeds Not Available Not Available Requires Fiber Not Available 384K to 100 Mbps 10 Mps - 100 Mps
Home Networking Available Available Available Available Available Available
Mobile Service No No No No Yes No
Supports Voice No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Supports MP4 No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support Video Conferencing / Remote Education No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supports Work from Home VPN No Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Standard Install Secure No No No No Yes No
Always On No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Quota Yes No No Yes No No
Internet Access Existing Phone Line Existing Phone Line Existing TV Cable that is fiber enabled Satellite Dish Wireless enabled device Fiber
Service Area Phone Line 3 Miles from Central Office and with conditioned lines Where coaxial has been integrated with Fiber Continental U.S.with a southern view and good line of sight Where coaxial has been integrated with Fiber Where coaxial has been integrated with Fiber
Avg. Setup Fees None None to $100.00 None to $150.00 $300.00 to $600.00 None - $585 $300 - $30,000
Avg. Monthly Price Residential $9 - $25 $15 to $85 Plus phone line $40 to $80 $50 to $120 $35 - $85 Not Available
Avg. Monthly Price Small Business Not applicable $85 - $225 $89 - $545 $90 - $225 $65 - $550 $89 - $545
Avg. Monthly Price Point 2 Point Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable $50 - $750 $1,200 - $5,000