Fiber-optic internet, commonly called fiber internet or simply “fiber,” is a broadband connection that can reach speeds of up to 2.5 Gigabits per second (Gbps), with some service providers offer speeds even higher! Fiber internet uses fiber-optic cable, which sends data near the speed of light.
Cable internet typically comes from cable TV providers through a coaxial (coax) cable. Cable internet speed capabilities are slower than fiber especially with respects to upload speeds, are more susceptible to weather events and outages.
Satellite internet is wireless internet beamed down from satellites orbiting the Earth. It is often slower, with speeds averaging around 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload, has high latency (takes longer to connect) and has data caps and other limitations.
Much like your cell phone, wireless internet uses cellular signals to provide internet service to your home. Speeds vary based many factors but on average offer 25 Mbps download and minimal upload speed. Most wireless plans have data caps and other limitations.