Technicals

Home Owner Association Internet Access Overview

Home Owner Association Internet Access Overview

This discussion addresses today’s needs for internet access to email, business transactions, phone, and video-streaming services.

A few years ago, the internet was primarily used for email and short transactions such as credit card and banking access, and surfing the internet for goods and services, but in the last few years there has been an exponential growth in video-streaming feeds that are quickly replacing cable and DSL providers. Netflix, Roku, Apple TV are just a few of the players.

A Discussion about the Internet Feed, Security and Virus/Adware/Spyware/Malware

The Internet Feed

The “Worldwide Web” (www.something.com etc.) is composed of all of the world’s servers which connect to you in basically seven ways.

The first and slowest is through dial-up phone lines. The maximum speed through a dial-up connection is 56KB and you can’t use your telephone when you’re on the internet.