What does Broadband mean?

Broadband is defined as a high bandwidth connection to the Internet and /or other experience rich contents or services. Broadband is easier and faster to use than the traditional telephone and modem as information can be sent and downloaded much quicker. The term represents the quantity, quality and rapidness of communication, the information obtained at local and global level, the currently minimal request for any community and the starting point for future development.

Broadband is a relative term understood according to its context. The wider (broader) the bandwidth of a channel, the greater the information-carrying capacity, given the same channel quality. Depending on the country, there seems to be a wide agreement that capacities below 128 kbps (or 256 kbps in some states) are not considered broadband.

Phone line, cable or satellite can provide the way for broadband connections. It involves large volumes of information being carried at high speeds to your PC. This allows websites, text, graphics, music and videos to be experienced in real time.

Features of broadband:

  • phone line is unaffected

  • standard monthly fee for unlimited internet access

  • content from internet can be downloaded at a fast rates

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