advantages and disadvantages of Internet connections

Q6. List the advantages and disadvantages of different types of Internet connections available in the market.

Ans. The advantages and disadvantages of each Internet connection type are shown in the following table:

Type of Internet Advantages Disadvantages
Dial-up connection
  •   Available at a very low cost.
  • Easily available everywhere.
  • Very slow.
  • Cannot make a phone call when using the Internet.
Broadband Connection


  • · Faster than a dial-up connection.
  • Continuous connection to the Internet.
  • More expensive than dial-up connection.
  • Not available in remote areas.
Wireless connection
  • Least expensive to set up.
  • Ideal for all locations.
  • Connectivity is never a problem.
  • Vulnerable to security attacks.


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