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What is broadband?
Broadband refers to a wired or wireless communication medium for high speed Internet access.

Scenario:

  • Let us say you have been accessing the internet through a dial-up modem which connects through your telephone line.
  • Now you want to free your telephone line and yet access the Internet at much greater speeds.
  • You subscribe for a broadband connection with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • You will receive a broadband cable to your home which can provide high speed nternet access.
  • The cable either connects directly to your computer or it may be routed through a wired or wireless router.

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Example:
LinkSys or NetGear routers connected to a broadband cable.

What you need:
You will need a broadband cable from a service provider.

Note: Broadband is a term that refers to a telecommunication signal band that can carry a wide band of frequencies.

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