Broadband is the prevalent type of residential internet service, thanks to its fast speed. Broadband (short for “broad bandwidth”) is a type of high-speed internet connection that is always “on.” There are several types of connections that fall under this category including DSL, fiber, wireless, and 4G/5G LTE.
Broadband was introduced in the late 1990’s, replacing mostly 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 allows users to quickly upload, stream and download large files. Let’s take a closer look at how this technology works.