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Summary

In this chapter, you learned how modems work, were presented with information you'll need to make a selection on an upgrade modem, and should have decided whether you want to upgrade to a 56KB modem. You also learned about some of the digital communications alternatives to analog modems, such as ISDN, ADSL, and cable modems.

The two primary types of broadband Internet services available in this country are cable modem service and ADSL. You also learned how these services work and some major advantages and disadvantages in each service. You learned how to select and install each service so that you can connect to the Internet. You now know more about the importance of security in an online world.


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