People think broadband referes to data rates per minute, broad and deep like a river, therefore faster than dial-up. Absolutely not. Broadband refers to the speed, it refers to the networking technology of using RF or light frequencies to channelise a transmission cable into a number of overlapping layer-2 signals operating at the same time. NTL cable does (digital TV etc), as does ADSL (voice and data on the same copper.) Real Ethernet is not broadband, it is BaseBand.

BroadBand (last edited 2003-12-25 15:17:41 by 213)