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Cable-Road Runner Road Runner is a software program that works for cable The first commercial broadband online service was delivered to customers through a broadband fiber coaxial cable network in 1996 After 15 months after these initial launches Time Warner Inc and MediaOne announced their intention to create the nations largest broadband online business What Road Runner delivers is blazing speed one megabit per second integrates compelling multimedia programming with the latest communication tools email chat listings and personal home pages It also combines simple navigation features top of brand programming easy to use help and member services news and entertainment Basically Road Runner offers its customers a unique online experience that enables them to enjoy the full potential of the broadband environment Cable-Comparisons There are many ways to connect to the Internet but very few actually hold there one to cable Some of the more popular methods are listed here POTS plain old telephone systems ADSL asymmetrical digital subscriber lines ISDN integrated services digital network DBS direct broadcast satellite Wireless Cable POTS are the standard telephone services that most homes use for computer Internet access This system is generally limited to 52 Kbps The information is carried out through copper wires in analog voice data ADSL uses filters that separate phone lines into three frequency channels One channel carries the telephone signal another channel of a higher frequency allows upstream transfers The remaining portion of the band is used to carry information downstream Even though this has prototypes it still is largely untested The cost of this technology is also high and keeping this from being a real option ISDN is a digital telephone service that uses existing copper telephone wiring ISDN works by dividing the telephone line into 3 digital channels two channels for transmitting information upstream and downstream and one channel to communicate over the telephone Some of these cable comparisons can
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