What is Broadband ?

By: America Ebony

Broadband - Advanced telecommunications capability is any infrastructure capable of delivering data at a speed of 200 kbps per second in both direction. To be considered a broadband service, the transmission would have to support 200 kbps in both directions . Broadband technology is the high speed transmission of digital data. Additionally, broadband connections are always on. With broadband there is no need for dial-up because the connection is constant.

Types of Broadband Services

1.Cable modems

2.DSL (digital subscriber line)/ADSL(asymmetric digital subscriber line)

3.Satellite

The actual cable modem is simply a piece of equipment that converts the data transmissions. The modem connects to the cable television and the computer. The transmission of both upstream and downstream data on the cable television system requires two types of equipment: a cable modem on the customer end and a Cable-Modem Termination System (CMTS) at the cable provider's end.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technologies that provide digital data transmission over the wires of a local telephone network. The download speed of consumer DSL services ranges from 256 kbps to 24,000 kbps, depending on DSL technology, line conditions and service level implemented.

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a form of DSL, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional voiceband modem can provide.

Satellite broadband is a most effective way of transmitting all types of data such as fax, video, audio and the Internet. You can also use Satellite broadband to make low-cost telephone calls using VOIP.

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