Cable

Cable

Get Cable Internet in your area.

Getting an internet subscription through your cable service is a simple and cost-effective way to get a high-speed internet connection. Cable internet uses the existing lines for your cable TV to provide fast, reliable service, meaning  you can browse the web and watch your favorite TV shows at the same time, all over a single cable and through a single provider. Let’s break down how this internet service works and whether it’s right for you.

Cable internet draws its name from the coaxial cable that makes all this data transfer possible. A coax cable is a traditional analog wire used to transmit cable television, similar to a landline phone. These copper wires lead from your property to a neighborhood node, and eventually to your service provider, which may be several miles away. Your cable modem sends and receives an electrical signal over the wires, using a few megahertz (MHz) of signal space at a time.

Cable Internet Benefits:

  • Cable internet infrastructure is already widely available, making cable internet service's coverage extensive.
  • Cable internet allows for good quality download and upload speed for the majority of customers. 
  • Cable internet has lower latency than other technologies, allowing for shorter data "round-trip" and faster speed test

Cable Internet Limitations:

  • Cable internet is only as fast as your cable network’s bandwidth allows. 
  • The technology uses electrical current to transmit data and that type of network will become obsolete in comparison to newer technologies such as fiber optic
  • Creating coaxial infrastructure is quite costly, making the provider options pretty scarce for that technology.