What is broadband?

Sunday, 07 August, 2022

Refers to a wide bandwidth high capacity data transmission technique that uses a broad range of frequencies. Bandwidth refers to the maximum amount of data. Bandwidth or throughput is measured in bits per second (bps).  In broadband transmission, data signals are sent simultaneously through the same medium but at different frequencies. Internet connections that use this technique include:

  • fibre optics
  • DSL
  • Satellite
  • wireless

Picture source: By Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier - Flickr: Inside a broadband router #blueish general view), CC BY-SA 2.0,


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