Updated: 06/16/2017 by Computer Hope

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.

Type Carriers Cost
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.

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