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Chapter seven. Making the Connection > Understanding Broadband Internet

Understanding Broadband Internet

Even the best dial-up connection to the Internet can be maddeningly slow. This gets to be a real problem as more and more Web sites add more and larger graphics and multimedia files. Because every single item on a Web page must be downloaded to your computer before you can view it, the typical 56.6Kbps dial-up pipeline just isn't big enough to download everything instantaneously.

This is why it takes such a long time to access some Web pages. And even longer to download large files, or receive e-mails with large attachments.


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