27 June 2010
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Broadband is a general telecommunications term used to describe the transmission of information when a wide band of frequencies is used for the signal. Due to the inherent fact that a 'wide' band of frequencies is used for the transmission, data can multiplexed and sent upon many different frequencies or channels within that band concurrently, allowing for much greater amounts of information to transmitted in a given amount of time. Imagine a one lane country road compared to a 5 lane highway, far more vehicles can move across that 5 lane highway in one hour than could across the one lane country road in the same amount of time.
The term broadband is used commonly to describe the newer and faster Internet access servicve that is being offered by various cable, telephone and satellite providers.