You may already have heard the term \'broadband\' being used by your friends and colleagues and are wondering what all the fuss is about! Read on and find out more.
\'Broadband\' is the common term for a high bandwidth Internet connection. A Broadband service can be capable of transmitting data at up to 10 times the speed of a standard modem. Equally importantly, it is always \'on\' - you don\'t need to dial up every time you want to \'log on\'. Just sit down at your computer and the Internet is there - like electricity or tap water!
If you use a standard modem you may find yourself waiting several minutes for emails with large file attachments, while web pages with lots of pictures, complex graphics or animations appear very slowly. You may also find it difficult to view video on the web, or listen to music or sound.
If you want to receive these files quickly you will need a higher bandwidth connection. This is especially important for viewing web-casts or listening to internet radio, where it is vital to receive the information in a continuous stream.
Subscribe to a Broadband service and you will start to use the Internet in an entirely new way. You\'ll find you can move swiftly from website to website and page to page, all in a fraction of the time of a traditional dial-up connection.
In the home a Broadband connection can open up a wealth of entertainment and information resources, including video and music on demand, online game playing and the fast exchange of files with friends and family. At work it can vastly improve marketing and internal processes by allowing real-time interaction with customers and colleagues, permanent connection to online services and continuous access to your email account
Dave Hendry, Matthew Purves & Stuart Riddell.
3 individuals from Galashiels trying to promote and gain interest for the use of a broadband internet connection for the people of the Scottish Borders.
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