To start with we can describe internet as the worldwide system that consists of interconnected computer networks that use internet protocol suite which links all devices in the world. It can also be explained as a network of networks that comprise of private, public, government, academic and business networks which are or local to global scope.
These networks are linked together by an array, that is considered to be very broad, of wireless, electronics and optical networking technology. Speed of the internet is what that governs the ability of the internet to do all this efficiently. It is good to know that speed will vary from the different devices and also the type of broadband affects it too. You will come to see that there are very many network services and the area where a lot of traffic is felt is through mobile applications such as electronic mail, social media apps, file sharing and world wide web. All these networking will be executed successfully when the speed is at a relatively good state.
In a very short period of time an individual is able to do a lot of work when the internet is of high speed. You will not only be able to stream TV shows, online gaming and download movies and pictures but also be able to download software updates, video chat and mostly work in the comforts of your home when the speed of the internet is high enough.
The normal speed of high speed internet starts from 512 kilobits per second (kbps) and it can be more than that, despite the fact that fast internet is relative. A few decades ago, we had dial-up being the only internet offered to homes which had a speed starting from 56 kbps. Imagining speeds that were more than 1 megabit per second (mbps) was not possible back then but, technology went another level higher and the unexpected became the most expected. Now because of fiber-optic internet people get to experience internet speeds of up to 500 mbps.
The fiber-optic internet technology transmit data using pulses of light which allow it move large amounts of data at long distances in a very short period of time, in comparison with copper. Copper is used in cable internet to transmit data. Before fiber-optic came to birth, cable internet was the fastest internet transmitter.
Speed is less alarming when it comes to fiber-optic internet because individuals get their own high speed internet separately from the others meaning speed will not fluctuate because it is not being shared by other users. High speed internet has come a long way, evolving from 56 kbps up to 500 mbps, I think it is safe to say that it will not stop there.