Business at Home
Broadband Makes All the Difference

Running a business from your home becomes ever more appealing as communication capabilities improve. This is particularly true of getting connected to the Web.

With high-speed Internet access, or broadband, you get the excitement of the World Wide Web faster and easier than ever.

* What Broadband Gives You
* Understanding Broadband Business Trends
* Getting Your Business into Broadband
* Building Broadband
* Frequently Asked Questions About Broadband

What Broadband Gives You

Relief from the World Wide Wait

  • Imagine cheering with faraway friends and checking real-time statistics on your favorite athletes while watching a championship game.

  • Imagine quickly retrieving, editing and sending a 12-megabyte file from your corporate network while telecommuting at home.

  • Imagine doing any of the above at the same time your spouse trades online, your teenager talks on the phone or your children in grade school research homework.

Always On, Always Connected
The speed and convenience of broadband can offer personalized Internet content at your fingertips.

Imagine if you had simultaneous access to news, weather, traffic, finance, e-shopping, and hobbies without adding new phone lines. Imagine if you could do this without needing a technician's knowledge of plugs, adaptors or configurations.

Fast, reliable and affordable Internet connections, along with home networking and intelligent new devices , are making these experiences happen.

Broadband options have you confused? Read PC Magazine 's review at:

"A 'Smart' Home to Avoid the Nursing Home"; read more:
New York Times

Gartner predicts the broadband market will slow "from torrid to merely hot." Read more:

Analysts say by 2006, 75% of U.S. house-
holds will spend $10,000 online. Read more:

Protect your "always-
on" connections with Intel broadband routers .

Check out network processors that offer software and hardware solutions for voice and data.

Discover how CNR technology can lower the implementation costs of DSL, V.90.

Cable, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and Satellite
IAL focuses on three main areas of broadband technology: cable, DSL and wireless, including satellite technology.

Broadband Technologies



What is it? Accesses and transmits data using the cable TV network in neighborhoods and cable wiring in individual homes.
Uses existing copper phone lines for simultaneous Web access, voice phone calls, and fax transmissions. Sends data using satellites or mountaintop transmission stations.
How fast
is it?
13 Megabits per second (Mbps) downstream (to retrieve data) and about 500 Kilobits per second (Kbps) - 2.5 Mbps upstream (to send).
Up to 8 Mbps downstream and up to 1 Mbps upstream; typically download speed is up to 1.5 Mbps for consumers. 400 Kbps to 19 Mbps for satellite downstream; Upstream could be dial-up speed (56 Kbps) when sending info over phone lines.
What hardware does a user need?
Cable modem DSL modem Satellite dish and satellite modem
How do they compare? 2 way transmission

Dedicated service over a shared cable TV line.

2 way transmission

Dedicated service over a single telephone line.

1 way transmission

Dedicated service over satellite links

Where can I find more on Intel products and technologies? Intel(r) Cable Data Communications Intel(r) DSL modems

USB model of the Intel Pro/DSL 3200 modem

Overview on Satellite Technology
**Factors that also affect your Internet experience are the speed of your computer , the Internet backbone traffic and the speed of the server at the other end of your connection.

For a more technical overview of these three broadband technologies, go to the Broadband Frequently Asked Questions page. PC Magazine 's 2001 special report on broadband is another resource.

For a more consumer-oriented explanation, visit DSL Life , a site that offers consumers education, updates, and contacts for getting DSL deployed in their areas.

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Understanding Broadband Business Trends

Companies are taking advantage of developing technologies and products to help bring broadband into every home. Consider these trends:

Intel Architecture Labs ( IAL ) supports the development of various broadband technologies in order to grow the diverse industries required to make the Connected Home vision a reality for millions of people.

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