Do you guys remember the dial up era? I laugh when I hear that dial-up connection sound anywhere I go. It’s so nostalgic. Talking about nostalgia, I stumbled upon this cool video of Jose de Dios with a uniqe collection of internet memes and references. If you feel nostalgic, then watch it down below and see if you can remember those memes.
So, how many cross-references to internet memes were you able to spot in the video?
If you got them all, then consider yourself a nerd. LOL. I didn’t get them all though so I’m considered a geek. Haha. A lot of internet memes are present. Too bad Rick Astley wasn’t there or else it would have been perfect! LOL
Anyway, talking about nostalgia and the dial up era, do you think DSL connection’s days are also numbered because of wireless broadband, 3G and 4G coming to the picture?
Is DSL Connection Dead?
One thing is for sure, the dial-up era is dead! Those were the days I had to wake up in the middle of the night around 1am just to be able to connect to the internet without getting disconnected.
But is this where DSL is also heading? Is this the new era of wireless connections?
Well, it depends on what you’re looking for, but DSL connection is definitely NOT DEAD. In fact, now is the perfect time to get DSL connections as they are getting cheaper and faster!
Based on my own experience, there are 3 main differences between the two.
Just like when I mentioned the dial up era, this is one of the more obvious difference between a DSL connection and a Wireless broadband. It’s simply faster. It can go from 128 Kbps to 3 Mbps, depending on your service provider.
For wireless broadband, the speed goes from 128kbps to 512kbps. There are 3G services that can reach up to 1 mbps but that is very rare especially here in the Philippines.
For this area, DSL connection is clearly the winner. Whether you are playing DoTA in a GG Client, online games or watching youtube videos, you will significantly notice how much faster it is to accomplish these things with a cable or DSL connection.
Reliability or Connectivity
For this area, we should understand how both connection works. DSL connection uses cables and telephone lines so obviously the connection is more secure in terms of getting affected from outside sources like rain and thunderclouds.
Wireless broadband on the other hand utilizes Wi-Fi which is a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data which can be affected by rain or distance.
For this area, a DSL connection is still a clear winner since it almost never gets affected or gets disconnected (Well, it still does but that’s because of the service provider and not the connection itself).
Ease and Portability
For ease and simplicity, getting a DSL connection installed in your home is almost as easy as getting a Wi-Fi router to work in your home for wireless connections. Depending on how good you are, you can just follow the instructions in the wireless router that you bought.
Then again, for portability, a wireless broadband is clearly as winner as you can freely move from one place to another. Which is why 3G and 4G connections are really popular most especially for portable media players or smartphones.
So in the end, it’s still basically what you need. If you are an outgoing person then getting a 3G internet plan in your Smartphone can be a good idea and you can just tether it to your computer or laptop to connect to the internet. But then again, that would be very slow and unreliable. I’ve had so many instances of getting disconnected in a middle of a chat.
On the other hand, if you need a connection at home, having a DSL connection is still the best choice. Provided you don’t live in rural areas (that’s one of the reasons why getting a wireless broadband would be a good choice), getting a DSL connection is still your best bet. It’s faster and more reliable, especially if you’re into gaming and downloading. (I am!)
Of course, it also depends on what DSL you get. Based on my own experience, PLDT MyDSL is still the better provider here in Cebu. Speed wise, I think they are almost the same but PLDT has better uptimes and support. I can’t count how many times my Globe Broadband had problems while PLDT MyDSL was still working smoothly.
So do you have a DSL connection at home?
How many cross references to internet memes did you find in the video? Haha
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