Quite simply, Broadband is just a term that we use to describe a high speed internet connection.

You may already have an internet connection in your home or business, with a modem that plugs into your telephone line and ‘dials up’ the internet.

This sort of service is paid for by the minute, or by hours a month, and is slow, uneconomical and sometimes very difficult to get connected.

A Broadband connection is ‘always on’ and is at least ten times faster than a dial-up connection. This allows you to view the web and download files more quickly, and is called Broadband because it has a much larger capacity to send and receive data.