As the name suggests broad band interprets the same meaning as it has that is a broader band and greater the band there is more room for traffic. Broadband is mainly confined to the telecommunications bandwidth signal. Confused?? Let me make it simpler. The greater the band width the more data can be transferred without losing its quality. Well, presently in data communications this refers to the data transmission over a medium.
Internet broadband helps in fast data transfer through the internet. However just a fast internet data transfer cannot make a connection a broadband connection. According to the base line set by the organization for economic co-operation and development (OCED) for a connection to be called a broadband connection it should be able to transfer at least 256kbit/s in at least one direction.Another interesting name of broadband is “high speed” internet access and its definitely because of the rate of data transfer using broad band.
The latest technology of the same is wireless high speed internet broadband connection. They are capable of giving a download speed of 100 Mb/s. These access the connection from a hub tower which is capable enough of sending signals to 50 km away. All major telecom companies usually provide broadband connectivity. Most of the broadband connectivity works in conjunction with a modem. Many technologies are used for the same.
Some of the common ones are DSL (digital subscriber line) which helps in getting broadband connectivity through transmission in local telephone lines. In colleges where there are a lot of commuters which require internet connectivity make use of Ethernet LAN where a good speed is achieved.A good number of computers can access internet at the same time but the greater the number the slower the connection become.
No doubt the broadband has bought about a great change for all the internet users. So if you are still stuck up with your slow dial up connection just shell out a little money to get high speed internet connectivity using broadband rather than waiting for the green cubes to fill the box.