What is broadband?
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Broadband is a term used to describe types of data transmission that have high bandwidth and thus can carry multiple different channels of information. Because of this, broadband internet connections provide faster speeds to Internet users than traditional dial-up Internet connections.
Broadband refers to a type of transmission that uses broad bandwidth channels wide enough to send and receive large amounts of data. Unlike phone lines, which are narrow-band and can only transmit voice, broad bandwith can carry voice, data and video simultaneously.
In relation to Internet service, the term broadband is normally used to discuss high speed Internet options such as DSL, cable, satellite or wireless. Basically, in everyday usage, it means all of the types of Internet service except for dial-up.
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