What does broadband mean?

Definitions for broadbandˈbrɔdˌbænd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word broadband.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. broadband(adj)

    of or relating to or being a communications network in which the bandwidth can be divided and shared by multiple simultaneous signals (as for voice or data or video)

  2. broadband, wideband(adj)

    responding to or operating at a wide band of frequencies

    "a broadband antenna"


  1. broadband(Noun)

    A wide band of electromagnetic frequencies

  2. broadband(Noun)

    An internet connection with a much larger capacity than dial-up or ISDN.

  3. broadband(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or carrying a wide band of electromagnetic frequencies


  1. Broadband

    The term broadband refers to the wide bandwidth characteristics of a transmission medium and its ability to transport multiple signals and traffic types simultaneously. The medium can be coax, optical fiber, twisted pair or wireless. In contrast, baseband describes a communication system in which information is transported across a single channel. Prior to the invention of home broadband, dial-up Internet access was the only means by which one could access the Internet and download files such as songs, movies, e-mails, etc. It would take anywhere from 10–30 minutes to download one song and over 28 hours to download a movie. Dial-up Internet was also considered very inconvenient as it would impair the use of the home telephone line, and users would contemplate whether or not to get a second line, and if doing so was worth the cost. In 1997, the cable modem was introduced, although the common use of broadband didn't begin rising until 2001. Having a broadband connection enabled one to download significantly faster than on dial-up. As with many new technologies, most consumers were unable to afford the cost of faster Internet service. However, high costs weren't a factor for long as by 2004, most average American households considered home broadband service to be affordable. Since its inception, broadband has continually strengthened and available connection speeds continue to rise.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broadband in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broadband in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Henk Kamp:

    With the opening of the 700 MHz band for mobile broadband an important step towards the availability of broadband for everybody in the EU has been taken.

  2. Delara Derakhshani:

    People need broadband more than ever to find a job, keep a job, stay informed, and manage their day-to-day lives, yet we still have a serious gap where millions of Americans don’t have access to affordable broadband.

  3. Stephane Richard:

    It is crazy that there are over 100 fixed and mobile operators in Europe, this is why we are lagging behind in broadband and 4G (mobile broadband) compared to the U.S., South Korea and Japan, which have a much smaller number of players.

  4. Berin Szoka:

    Yet broadband deployment remains unnecessarily difficult because of red tape, high fees and poor infrastructure planning at all levels of government, fixing that could bring faster, cheaper broadband to millions of Americans, especially in rural areas.

  5. Consumer Union Schwantes:

    The organization noted that nearly 50,000 consumers joined an online petition last month favoring the FCC's privacy rules. And in a nationally representative CR Consumer Voices Survey, 65 percent of Americans said they were either slightly or not at all confident that their personal data is private and not distributed without their knowledge. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson before the vote on Wednesday said the rules put American consumers — each one of us who pay these monthly fees for their broadband service — in the driver's seat of how our personal data is used and shared. Is that too much to ask ? I don't think so. The resolution will still have to pass the House of Representatives, which it is likely to do, and then be signed by President Trump. ISPs have been under the FCC's jurisdiction only since 2015, when they werereclassified as public utilitiesunder something called Title II of the Communications Act. Meantime, web-based companies such as Amazon and Google are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission( FTC), and face less stringent requirements. Republican legislators and lobbyists from cable, telecom, and advertising industries say that difference in regulation is unfair. Sen. John Thune( R-SD) said Wednesday that the FCC had unfairly distorted the marketplace when it imposed unnecessarily onerous privacy restrictions on broadband providers while leaving the rest of the internet under the strong and successful regime at the FTC. The federal government could move authority over ISPs back to the FCC. However, that would be a complex process, and one not favored by advocacy groups, including Consumers Union. Any fondness for the FTC’s approach to privacy is merely support for dramatically weaker privacy protections favored by most corporations, the organization wrote in a letter to senators earlier this week. There is no question that consumers favor the FCC’s current broadband privacy rules. The measure passed by a 50-48 vote along party lines The Senate Thursday. To roll back the rules, Republican senators employed a legislative maneuver that prevents the FCC from adopting ‘ similar ’ rules, even far weaker ones, to protect internet users in the future.

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