Broadband Internet, or Broadband, is high-speed Internet access which allows users to access the Internet at high download and upload rates. Broadband speeds vary depending on the type of Broadband chosen. Broadband services for residential consumers typically provide faster downstream speeds (from the Internet to your computer) than upstream speeds (from your computer to the Internet). You will most likely notice this when you use InternetFrog's Speed Test. Almost without exception, your download speed will be about 10 faster than your upload speed.
Broadband allows users to access information via the Internet using one of several high-speed transmission technologies. Transmission is digital, meaning that text, images, and sound are all transmitted as "bits" of data. The transmission technologies that make broadband possible move these bits much more quickly than traditional telephone or wireless connections, including traditional dial-up Internet access connections.
Broadband enables you to use a variety of internet services that requires high speed internet access. One such service is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which is the ability to use the internet to make phone calls. You can test whether your internet connection is suitable for VoIP service by using the InternetFrog VoIP speed test which test the reliability of your internet connection.
High Speed Broadband access also allows you to download videos, music and other data rich media from the internet at speeds not attainable just a few years ago. It also greatly increases the speed at which you can surf the internet or shop online.
Broadband can be provided over different platforms: