Broadband

BroadbandAlternatively referred to as high-speed Internet or wideband transmission, broadband (bb) is telecommunications that provide a variety of channels of data over a single communication medium (wire). Today, there are a wide variety of broadband technologies available in most areas, below is a short listing of some of these services and companies that provide it. Keep in mind, the examples of carriers all depend on where you are in the world.

Type Carriers Cost
Cable Usually the same companies who provide you with Cable TV.
Comcast
Time Warner (Road Runner)
$40.00 - $200.00
DSL Usually the same companies who provide you with a land line phone.
AT&T
Verizon
$15.00 - $40.00
Fiber and FiOS Google Fiber
Verizon
$90.00 - $200.00
Satellite An option for those who can't use the above solutions, but want some type of broadband connection.
HughesNet
WildBlueDish
Skyway
Starband
$50.00 - $150.00

A user with a broadband Internet connection has a much faster and more enjoyable experience while on the Internet when compared to someone with a dial-up connection. Broadband users can also purchase a network router and share their broadband connection between multiple computers in their home.

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Also see: Bb, BPL, Bundled service, Cable, Phone terms, DSL, FiOS, ISDN, Internet terms, Network terms, Wideband transmission