Frequently Asked Questions
Broadband connections that provide high speed access to the internet. Broadband consists of a few high speed transmission technologies. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), Cable Modem, or Fiber optic.
Broadband connections allow you to stay connected to the world. The internet allows you to do many things. To name a few you can browse your favorite websites, make travel plans, send emails, talk to loved ones out of the country, play games etc. In today's day in age it is absolutely vital you have a connection at home.
Karlocompare is here to help you find the best connection that matches your needs, and budget. Finding a connection is as simple as few clicks. All you have to do is click on 'Connect' listed on our main menu, select compare broadband connections, plug in your information, and you land on our database showing you all the connections that meet your requirements. From there you can select the one you like, and apply for it directly from our platform. Someone from the internet service provider will contact you shortly thereafter to setup your plan and installation.
If all you do is browse the internet, use it for communicating via social media, or other means then you don't require much. However, if you are someone who streams live shows, music, does a lot of downloading then your data requirement will be higher. Identify what you or your family members use the internet for and find a package that matches your requirements and budget.
This varies from provider to provider. However, the maximum it should take is 5 business days from the time you log in your request. However, there may be instances it happens a lot faster.
A modem adjusts the incoming and outgoing signals from a computer or other digital device to an analogous signal.
A router channels the data that arrives through your broadband signal via a modem, deciphers it and then delivers it to your computer either wirelessly or through a cable connection.
A dongle is small device that connects to a computer to access wireless broadband. A dongle usually looks like a USB drive.
All three are a type of a broadband connection, they use different technologies to transmit signals. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) uses the existing copper wire of your phone line to deliver high speed internet access from the phone company's office to your home. One problem with DSL is that further you are away from the providers central location the slower your signal/connection tends to get. Cable internet on the other hand uses the coaxial cable that connects to your television sets. Unlike DSL, cable connections quality does not depend on the distance from the providers central location. However, the one down side of this type of connection is that you share these sort of connections with your neighbors (i.e. it is a shared connection). DSL and Cable both use the existing infrastructure of telephone lines and cable television to deliver the connection. They both have a level of dependence on electrical signals. Fiber optic is the latest technology in broadband. Unlike DSL and Cable, fiber optic connection carry data (i.e. internet, voice & video) via optical cables. Fiber optic does not require electrical interference and has a much higher bandwidth.
This is a point to multi point distribution mechanism used in fiber optic connectivity. Service providers use splitters in the fiber distribution network. These splitters allow one single fiber line from the internet service providers central office to serve multiple homes and small businesses.
Fixed line internet is a connection that comes with a telephone line, cable line or through a fibre optic line depending on the provider and service type (i.e. Cable internet, DSL, or Fiber Optic), location and the choice of the user. In some cases, the provider will offer you a Wi-Fi router and in others, you may need to get your own.
Wireless internet connection is a high-speed Internet connection which uses radio signals instead of cables. Wireless connections are offered only by three to four service providers in Pakistan. Wireless connections are different from DSL, Cable or Fiber Optic since they do not require any cable wires into your home.
The bundled internet connection comes with two or all of the following services jointly.
- Telephone line
- Internet connection
- Smart/HD TV connection
USB/Cloud is a portable broadband wireless device, the USB/Cloud has the multiple functionalities of a modem, router and an access point in a single device which is small enough to fit in your pocket yet powerful enough to bring internet to 5 to 8 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously.
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