Just a decade ago, cell phones remained relatively a novelty. Some businesspeople relied on the mobile phone technology; however, the majority of people still heavily depended on landlines. However, within recent years, cellular phones have dominated the telecommunications market. Similarly, experts are expecting that wireless internet connections will surpass traditional broadband internet connections that keep people within a certain physical limit of the router. With mobility and efficiency highly coveted in American society, it is only a matter of time before the wireless internet connections develop its reputation enough so that people will depend on it, and thereby, forgoing the dependable wired connections.
The year 2009 marked the first time, in which mobile phones surpassed landlines in terms of subscriptions. As people came to depend on their cell phones, it became apparent that landlines at home became less and less useful. Friends would call cell phones, rather than the landline asking for the person they were looking for. Plus, with the lower and lower costs of cellular phones, it become much more affordable for the average American. In fact, parents began subscribing their children up for cellular phones, allowing them to keep track of the whereabouts of their offspring. The mobility and convenience granted by mobile phones pushed families to forgo the now unnecessary expense of landlines in their homes. Why pay for an additional line at home when the majority of the time, people relied on their cell phones?
Wireless internet might soon follow a similar trajectory as telecommunications. These technologies improve and provide people with more and more convenient ways to communicate and thus, the older, antiquated versions become obsolete. Right now, people rely on their traditional broadband connections as their dominant and prominent form of internet access. Cable and DSL have served households and businesses with accessing the web; however, as people subscribe more and more to wireless internet connections that allow them to access the web while they are out and about, in a few years, families might begin canceling their traditional broadband connections. If you are already paying for a wireless internet connection that lets you access the web from your smart phone or laptop, whether you are out or whether you are at home, a cable or DSL connection will no longer be necessary. You will simply be paying an extra expense each month.
This technology allows you to access the web from your smart phone; however, with a card inserted into the USB drive, you can also access the web from your laptop computer, allowing for more extensive usage. Because of this, you can actually substitute this technology for cable or DSL connections.
However, currently, the 4G wireless connection proves to be relatively expensive and the majority people have not yet converted to using this high speed internet connection. If people have wireless access on their phones, they still rely on the previous generation of wireless technology3G. However, once this technology becomes more prevalent and develops its reputation, it is likely that people will begin canceling their traditional broadband connections.