What is Broadband?
Broadband is the name given to a permanent internet connection that brings an internet signal to and from a device through a telephone line. When household internet first started it used a dial-up connection and the technology didn’t allow for the same speeds we commonly enjoy today. In effect, the single band has been replaced by lots of bands (or a wide range of frequencies that are split into channels) for different uses – hence the name ‘broadband’.
The most common household broadband for fixed line is either ADSL (also known as ‘Copper’) or Fibre – with the key difference being the type of wires the internet goes through.