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.