The types of internet speeds differ and vary from company to company. Most companies offer basic plans for most types, such as dial up, dsl, cable, satellite, wireless, and dsl over copper wire. The speeds vary based usually upon your plan, such as 512K, 1.5MB, 7MB, and above. Currently educational institutes such as collages, and even some schools for children and teens are getting a new type of internet connection that is the fastest we have ever seen. This educational only pipeline screams along at over 2GB a second! can you imagine being able to download anything you wanted at that speed!