Broadband is a wide bandwidth data transmission with an ability to simultaneously transport multiple signals and traffic types. The medium can be coaxial cable, optical fiber, radio or twisted pair.In the context of Internet access, broadband is used to mean any high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access.
Broadband is the common term use for a very fast connection to the Internet. A broadband service can transmit information at up to 100 times the speed of a dial-up connection. As the connection is always on, users don't need to dial up every time they want to log on. Broadband is revolutionizing online activities everywhere for businesses, entertainment and public services. Faster speeds of up to 100 times a dial-up connection will bring about new services, including internet-TV and video on demand, across home, business and public life.The old dial-up connection is the only non-Broadband Services service available, and even though it is cheaper, most Internet users are moving towards the faster Broadband Services connection.