Alternatively referred to as high-speed Internet or wideband transmission, broadband (bb) are telecommunications that provide a variety of channels of data over a wire. Today, there are a wide variety of broadband technologies available in most areas. The following table is a short listing of some of these services and the companies that provide them. Keep in mind, the examples of carriers all depend on where you are in the world.
|Cable||The same companies who provide you with cable TV. For example, Comcast Xfinity and Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable).||$40.00 - $200.00|
|DSL||The same companies who provide you with a land line phone. For example, AT&T and Verizon.||$15.00 - $40.00|
|Fiber and FiOS||Google Fiber and Verizon.||$90.00 - $200.00|
|Satellite||An option for those who can't use the above solutions, but want some type of broadband connection. For example, |
HughesNet, WildBlueDish, and Skyway.
|$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.