The term ‘broadband’ refers to an advanced telecommunication service that developed from a need for greater amounts of information to be transmitted across the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines broadband in terms of speed. The current standard specifies at least 25 megabits per second (Mbps) downloading and 3 Mbps uploading. In essence, broadband is a service that enables reliable, high-speed transfer of data, voice, and video over the Internet.
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