Broadband Services

Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just broadband, is a high data rate Internet access—typically contrasted with dial-up access using a 56k modem.

Dial-up modems are limited to a bit rate of less than 56 Kbit/s (kilobits per second) and require the dedicated use of a telephone line—whereas broadband technologies supply more than double this rate and generally without disrupting telephone use.