Everyone uses the internet differently. Even the most basic users who say "just for browsing the web and checking the email" have a few different habits hiding under the hood, but the internet is so seamless at times that it hides many of the more complex parts of internet use. Here are a few comment internet activities, along with what you should expect from--or ask of--Internet service providers (ISPs).
Web Browsing Involves More Than Just Text And Pictures
Upgrading to high-speed Internet in your home so that you have access to fast Internet services brings the world to your computer screen, but if you have children under your roof, you want to be sure that the unsavory elements present on the Internet don't also come to your house. It's important to establish an open line of communication with your kids about their Internet usage — this will encourage them to alert you when they inadvertently stumble across something that they shouldn't have seen.
If your business or home is offered the chance to connect to a reliable broadband internet service, you win access to the information superhighway. While many people are opting to use completely mobile connectivity on shared or public wi-fi to avoid having to pay for broadband at home or work, there are three scenarios where you really should have your own in-home or in-office internet.
When you're selling your real estate
Modern broadband standard speeds, according to the FCC definition, begin at 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload. As such, any assessment of the value you're getting from a broadband provider should begin by comparing what you're getting to that defined standard. In addition, there are also some other characteristics of broadband offerings which can increase or decrease the objective value of a product. With this in mind, be aware of things like data caps, security software and streaming content available from a provider.
If your work involves data center management or design, you need to understand the four different data center tiers. Understanding these tiers and which data center characteristics and tasks they entail is a key to understanding recent literature on the theory behind how a modern data center works.
The importance of data center tiers
The most widely accepted classification of the four data center tiers was drawn out by a think tank headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico.