Broadband

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See also: Internet | Bandwidth

A relative term referring to a fast Internet connection according to current standards usually twice as fast as ISDN (128kbps) or higher. This can also come from multiple online sources. Usually broadband connections are available continuously and never require a dialup process.

Broadband is much quicker than the average narrowband, telephone connection which are still used by many home internet users. Broadband not only threatens tv's dominance it also fuels the demand for video streaming, online gaming, file sharing, and that is just for starters.

Servers

Broadband can allow for a server to be set up. Often this is possible only with T1 or higher services, which allow unchanging network nodes called "static IP," or unchanging IP addresses.

Premium or business cable or DSL connections allow static IPs but most home or basic service customers discourage servers as they often use more bandwidth and present security concerns as casual users are often unqualified administrators.

Origin

The term broadband refers to bandwidth, allowing a wider amount of information in a communications signal between the waves of a communication signal. Although most connections are digital and do not have analogue "bands" or "waves" like radio, communications are generally still thought of as "waves." Many types of communication are still sent by analogue "waves," including regular dialup, satellite, and microwave communications.

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