Broadband provides the fastest connections today, making it the most common type of residential internet service. Broadband (short for “broad bandwidth”) is a type of high-speed internet connection that is always “on.” There are several types of connections including DSL, fiber, wireless, and 4G/5G LTE.
Broadband was introduced in the late 1990’s, replacing some older types of internet connections such as dial-up, which used the audible frequency of telephone lines. Because broadband uses a separate frequency than your voice line, it’s always connected, making it easier than ever to stay online.
Broadband internet provides fast connections, allowing users to quickly upload, stream and download large files. Let’s take a closer look at how this technology works.