Broadband is a term that we commonly use to
indicate the transmission speed of the world wide web into our
homes and offices. The term was coined in reference to the width of
the frequency band transmitting the signals of the Internet. A
broader band is capable of providing a faster service. Technically
broadband speeds exceed 200 kilobits per second.
The creation of Broadband has enabled many more uses of the
Internet. Think of all the fast paced activities that would be
impossible if we had to wait on a slow method of delivery, such as
dial up Dial up. This is a delivery method that is shared with
telephone service. You can only use one service at a time. Since
broadband is a separate connection there is no interference with
Without broadband many of the video games that are extremely
popular today would not be possible. Today's trend for companies to
hire work at home employees would be limited to work that does not
require a quick response or any type of interaction. Having high
speed Internet is a requirement for most of those types of
positions. Practically all of our
everyday interactions would not
be a satisfying option. That would include submitting applications,
attending online schools, online printing and the list would go on
to include things we have yet to be able to do.
DSL, digital subscriber line, was the first form of broadband
transmission. Ethernet which is transmitted over cable is sometimes
called broadband due to its high speed delivery. It is an option to
DSL. The most recent form of broadband transmission is power-lines.
Until recent years, power-lines used a narrowband transmission.