Wireless USB Broadband
Access to the Internet through a number of mobile broadband providers like 3, Dodo, Virgin and other similar operators with the use of a 3G broadband USB modem is defined as USB broadband. High-speed broadband access to the Internet is offered through USB broadband from anywhere that the mobile USB broadband provider has network coverage, which is similar to mobile phone coverage.
How do you access USB broadband?
In exactly the same was as you would with fixed-line broadband, finding a mobile broadband provider is the first step to take when you want to get onto USB broadband. Before you sign up to a USB broadband provider you will need to think about the length of the contract you wish to sign up for, the speed of your USB broadband service and how much data you wish to download every month, which is also the same as with fixed-line broadband. The most important factor to consider when taking out a USB broadband contract, which is also what makes USB broadband different from fixed-line broadband, is the network coverage or where you are thinking of using your USB broadband. In order to ensure the provider you choose will work in the areas you want, you will usually find a network coverage option on their website that will allow you to check the locations in Australia in which your USB broadband will work
Choosing between fixed-line broadband and USB broadband
Considering the differences between fixed-line and USB broadband is important when deciding which of the two methods of connecting to the Internet you will use. Much faster connection speeds and in many cases unlimited monthly download allowances are available with fixed-line broadband services and compared to USB broadband the monthly costs will be far lower. Access to a fixed-line broadband connection is, however, limited to your router location for internet connectivity, although this range is increased a small amount if a wireless router is used to access the web.
Internet access using wireless USB broadband enables users to access the internet from almost anywhere, as long the area is covered by your USB broadband provider, which is a definite advantage over fixed line. Unfortunately download speeds using USB broadband are a lot lower than fixed-line, the monthly download allowance is far more restricted, and the monthly costs for USB broadband are a lot more expensive than fixed line, all of which make up the price users pay for the freedom to connect to the Internet from practically anywhere.
Is USB Broadband the right choice?
It is usually quite easy to decide whether USB broadband is the right service to go for. Opting for USB broadband is usually the right way to go if you are looking to access the internet when you are out of the office or away from home. When comparing USB broadband to fixed-line broadband you will find that if you need the same kind of freedom accessing the Internet as you do using your mobile phone these benefits will usually outweigh disadvantages in speed and cost. The ability to access the Internet from almost anywhere with a wireless broadband with USB service will suit the needs of both personal and business users.