Yes, that is a strange question to ask to most people. Yet with most of the world using the Internet to make money, to stay connected or just to use it for fun, it has become a crucial part of our lives. Case in point, as a writer and blogger I make my living by writing online. And when the my connect goes out, it means that I am losing money. So you can picture how angry I was when it went out for almost 12 hours a couple weeks ago. I was pretty much beside myself and started thinking about a backup connection.
You may wonder why on earth would anyone need a backup connection or let alone afford it? If you use the Internet as part of your job, then yes you do need a backup connection for you to do your work. As for the price, I am going to say you should go the old school way. Dial up is slow, but you can often find cheaper deals on it-including free dial up. Since you won’t be using it daily, the lack of speed won’t matter. However, in order to keep the service you will have to keep paying for it even if you hardly use it.
As for myself, if you are wondering-I will most likely use a free dial up option. Those like Earth Link offer a limited, free edition and that would work best for me. However, I haven’t fully made my mind yet. Tell me what you would do if you don’t have 2 connections? Or if you do, let me know what you use for your backup provider?