What is Broadband Service?
Broadband refers to a connection that has capacity to transmit large amount of data at high speed. Presently a connection having download speeds of 256 kbps or more is classified as broadband. When connected to the Internet such a connection allows surfing or downloading much faster than a dial-up or any other narrowband connections.
What are the benefits of broadband
At least 4.5 times and upto 140 times faster than dial-up connection
Always on connection
Telephone and Internet access can be used together
No telephone call charges
Cost effective way to access Internet
A host of free content on the web can be downloaded faster
What kind of PC do I need to run broadband
The following minimum is, however, recommended:
Processor 200 MHz (or better)
Operating System Windows 98SE (or higher)
RAM (memory) 32 MB RAM
Free Disk Space 125MB
Network Interface Card(NIC) with 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port with RJ45 socket