Broadband Internet, also called High Speed Internet, is an internet connection offering high data transmission rate of 256 Kbps (kilobits per second) or more.
Broadband internet access is becoming more popular in developed countries in the 2000s. This is because the price of high speed internet access has dropped considerably over the past few years and broadband access has become available to more areas.
The most popular broadband technologies for home users are DSL and cable internet. In some rural areas where DSL and cable internet access are not available, satellite internet can provide high speed internet access at some extra cost. For those who need broadband access while traveling on the road, wireless internet (WI-FI) would be a good choice. The data transmission rate of broadband internet access varies greatly from 256 Kbps to 24 Mbps depending on the internet service providers and their service plans. The actual transmission rate is also affected by other factors such as the number of subscribers sharing the bandwidth and the distance from the service station.