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Chapter 16. The Faster the Better: Upgra... > Upgrade #2: Connecting to Digital Ca...

Upgrade #2: Connecting to Digital Cable Internet

To establish a cable broadband connection, you might have to schedule a professional installation from your local cable guy, although you can probably do the installation yourself. Most cable companies offer self-installation kits that include installation software, a USB cable modem, and easy-to-follow instructions. The basic installation is relatively simple, which is why you don't really need to spend $50–$100 for the cable guy to do it. (Of course, if your cable company offers the installation at no charge, there's no reason not to take advantage of their largesse!)

If you're making your own connection, follow these steps:


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