High speed Internet access, which is most often shortened for simply “broadband”, is a broadband Internet access unlike remote access on a modem. Remote access modems are generally capable of a maximum rate of 56 kbit / s and require the complete use of a telephone line; At the same time, broadband technologies provide at least twice this speed without disrupting the use of the phone.
Even though various minimum speeds have been used in broadband definitions, ranging from 64 kbit / s up to 1.0 Mbit / s, the OCDE ratio is typical to count only equal or faster download speeds than 256 kbit / s as a broadband. The speeds are defined in terms of maximum download as several broadband technologies of common consumers such as ADSL are “asymmetrical”, supporting many slower upload speeds than download.
High-speed Internet is sometimes called broadband Internet because it usually has a high rate of data transmission. As a general rule, any connection to the 256 kbit / s client (0.256 Mbit / s) or higher is considered a broadband Internet. In accordance with the recommendation of the International Telecommunications Union Normalization sector I.113, broadband is defined as a faster transmission capacity than the ISDN primary rate at 1.5 to 2 Mbit / s.
Practically, the announced bandwidth is not always easily accessible to the customer; FAI usually allow more subscribers than the connection of the spine can handle, under the assumption that most users will not use the completely complete connection capacity.
This aggregation strategy works in a way that allows users to generally reduce the bandwidth most of the time. As there is an increase in the bandwidth delivered to end users, the market expects the video services on the Internet broadcast to become more popular, but at the moment, these services usually require specialized networks.