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Introduction:Broadband Internet access, often shortened to just "broadband", is a high data rate connection to the Internet typically contrasted with dial-up access using a 56 Kbit/s modem. Dial-up modems are limited to a bit rate of about 60 Kbit/s and require the dedicated use of a telephone line whereas broadband technologies supply more than this rate and generally without disrupting telephone use. Although various minimum bandwidths have been used in definitions of broadband, ranging from 64 Kbit/s up to 4.0 Mbit/s,[1] the 2006 OECD report[2] defined broadband as having download data transfer rates equal to or faster than 256 Kbit/s, while the United States (US) Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as of 2010, defines "Basic Broadband" as data transmission speeds of at least 4 megabits per second, downstream (from the Internet to the users computer) and 1 Mbit/s upstream (from the users computer to the Internet).[3] The trend is to raise the threshold of the broadband definition as the marketplace rolls out faster services.[4]

Broadband is a term referred to some technologies that offers high speed internet connectivity depending on framework and environment. In general terms broadband referred to communication technology that can employ different channels of data or data streams by using any medium (air or Physical). Broadband is a term for wide band. It defines the speed of data transfer rate. Often this question arises in the minds of common folks that what is broadband? The literal meaning of broadband is a wide band capturing the signals and delivering it as an independent bandwidth channels. As term broad tells that it is related to something bigger something vast still it limits are undefined. Roughly for about 710 years, you are seeing advertisements regarding the publicity of broadband. They are boasting about so many things like, speed, phone calls accessibility, cheaper, download acceleration etc. Broadband basically works through its bandwidth. As you increase the width of the band, so you get the speedy access to the internet. Broadband it-self usually refer to services that offer high bandwidth over the medium of fiber optic, DSL, cellular services or broadcasting services.

Cellular broadband:Cellular phone towers are very widespread, and as cellular networks move to third generation (3G) networks they can support fast data; using technologies such as EVDO, HSDPA and UMTS. These can give broadband access to the Internet, with a cell phone, with Card bus, Express Card, or USB cellular modems, or with cellular broadband routers, which allow more than one computer to be connected to the Internet using one cellular connection. According to the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "Wireless broadband subscriptions in OECD countries had exceeded half a billion by the end of 2010, an increase of more than 10 percent on June 2010, according to new OECD statistics." [7] In contrast, fixed broadband subscriptions reached 300 million in 2010.[8]

Purpose of Broadband:Now a day internet usage statistics shows that a large number of users shifted to Broadband internet from conventional dial-up service. Because Broadband offers a high speed internet services to public to private and enable to use different portable and desktop devices for the connectivity. ISPs usually offer broadband services via DSL (Digital Subscriber Line), fiber optic, cable services and other cellular and wireless mediums. Wireless broadband services are the only WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network) that can be used anywhere within a service range or coverage area. Wireless modem is normally used to connect to the wireless broadband internet services and to create a local area network for sharing purposes. A term hotspot is referred to a gateway that enables a person to connect to the wireless network. Broadband internet can transport different kinds of data such as (Audio, Video, Text, Images) at same time as well as streaming videos. Broadband internet also allows the users to download and upload multimedia content at very high speed depending on the speed offered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP). However ISPs uses different technologies to deliver broadband internet and packages to suit customer requirements. Broadband internet services over fiber optic offers more reliability and high data rates but it is bit expensive as compare to DSL and cable services. These ISPs offer broadband internet services in different packages and speeds as per the customer requirements. Some of service providers bundle broadband with other services like basic telephony, TV subscriptions and other services depending on the technology they offered.

Various definers of broadband

Newton's Telecom Dictionary: "...greater than a voice grade line of 3 KHz...Some say [it should be at least] 20 KHz." Jupiter Communications: at least 256 Kbps. IBM Dictionary of Computing: A broadband channel is "6 MHz wide."

It is generally agreed that Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and cable TV are broadband services in the downstream direction.

Future broadband implementations:Bonded DSL Rings a ring topology at the remote end that enables 400 Mbit/s over existing DSL White Spaces Coalition a group of technology companies aiming to deliver broadband Internet access via unused analog television frequencies High-Speed Downlink Packet Access

Broadband applications:

Voice over IP Broadband radio Online shopping Internet television IPTV Software as a service

List of cable Internet providers:India:Tata Teleservices provide 100 MBit/s connections in select cities for about Rs 10500. Asianet Broadband provides cable internet up to 4 MBit/s of download speed.

Internet Plan Downstream Price/Month WOW 99 2048 kbit 99 Rs. + Tax WOW 199 2048 kbit 199 Rs. + Tax WOW 249 2048 kbit 249 Rs. + Tax Airtel provides access to 4 MBit/s , 8 MBit/s , 16 Mbit/s , 50 Mbit/s in Delhi and Gurgaon and select cities.

Hathway YOU Broadband & Cable India Limited (

(Formerly YOU Telecom)

The Best Features Of Broadband:What are the best and unique things of a broadband system apart from hi speed and hi upload/Download. I mean what extra things you get other than a standard dial up system or DIAS system. Please add your comments and please discuss about hidden treasures if broadband. I can name a few, which i experience 1) Better online game play 2) Downloading Big movies of say 1 GB size. 3)24 hour tracking of share markets. 4) Online film from YOUTUBE type sites.

The List of the Top 10 Broadband Providers in India:1.


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) tops the list with a 2.32 million subscriber base and a market share of 53.15%. The facilities and infrastructure offered by BSNL are on par with any other advanced countries. Video multicasting, audio and video conferencing are all accessible to the subscribers through its Subscriber Service Selection System (SSSS). 2. MTNL MTNL is the next in line and has a rich subscriber base of 0.59 million and covers 13.56% of the market share. However, MTNL functions only in Delhi, Mumbai and NCR.

3. Airtel Broadband The next position on the ladder is taken by Airtel Broadband which enjoys a subscriber base of 0.58 million subscribers and a total market share of 13.25%. Airtel has the distinction of being the foremost incorporated telecom firm in Asia with its operations spread in India, Srilanka and Bangladesh. 4. The Hathway Cable Broadband This company occupies the fourth position in the list and is well known for its services. The main highlight of this company is Hathway cable internet service lies on the able shoulders of DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Services Interface Specifications). This has been known to provide better services in terms of protection as compared to its competitors. 5. Tata Broadband With a subscriber base of over 193,000 subscribers in India, Tata communications has made a mark in the markets by setting up extensive coverage and distributor base. 6. Reliance Broadband This is one firm which is constantly reinventing itself to provide value added service to its subscriber base of 85,000 users. 7. You Broadband You Broadband is a part of You Telecoms and is one of the first licensed internet firm and also enjoys a subscriber base of around 146,000 users. 8. Sify Broadband With a customer base of about 54,000 customers, Sify broadband has been successful in providing services that are designed to match the assorted and varied needs of the customer. 9. Asianet Dataline Broadband Asianet communications has a client base of 43,000 and offers an extensive range of broadband for home and corporate use. 10. HFCL Infotel Connect Connect is the broadband service offered by HFCL Infotel. It uses the DSL (Digital Subscribers Line) technology which makes it prompt and hence many times faster as compared to the normal dial-ups.