Hotspots are normally quicker than mobile broadband for browsing and downloading. You can get free Wi-Fi but for the best coverage you’ll have to pay. One way access provides a very fast connection, but you can only receive information. For example, you can download internet pages and files, but you can’t upload email attachments. If you need to send information back, you will need to use a cable modem, or dial-up service.
You might also decide to go for wireless or mobile broadband. For wireless broadband you need to buy a router – or you might get one from your ISP as part of your service package. Remember, your computer or laptop must also be wireless enabled. All local and mobile libraries have computers with free internet access – you can book half hour or hourly sessions. Contact your local library for more information about this free service.
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