broadband

adjective

broad·​band ˈbrȯd-ˌband How to pronounce broadband (audio)
1
: operating at, responsive to, or comprising a wide band of frequencies
a broadband radio antenna
2
: of, relating to, or being a high-speed communications network and especially one in which a frequency range is divided into multiple independent channels for simultaneous transmission of signals (such as voice, data, or video)
broadband noun

Examples of broadband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The creation of the ACP, along with other programs to fund broadband deployment across the US, was a firm recognition that universal and affordable connectivity is vital to a healthy society and economy. Gigi Sohn, The Verge, 5 Apr. 2024 Yet much of that content has begun to move online, with Warner Bros. Discovery, Fox and Disney making moves to launch a new streaming sports joint venture that would make Fox’s games available on a broadband basis for what is likely to be the first time. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 17 Mar. 2024 In exchange, Charter pledged to market Disney’s streaming services to its broadband customers. Caitlin Huston, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Jan. 2024 SpaceX's Starlink Internet satellites use laser links to relay broadband signals between one another in space while using traditional radio frequencies to carry those signals to subscribers on the ground. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 30 Dec. 2023 In a letter addressed to congressional leaders last November, 26 governors emphasized the importance of the program as the Biden administration began to roll out over $40 billion in funding to expand broadband internet access across the country. Willie James Inman, CBS News, 8 Jan. 2024 That study found that 80% of U.S. adults had home broadband and 90% had a smartphone–and 15% of them only relied on a smartphone for broadband connectivity. Rob Pegoraro, PCMAG, 31 Jan. 2024 The company has announced a pilot project to retrofit street cabinets traditionally used to store broadband Internet and telephone cabling. IEEE Spectrum, 22 Jan. 2024 SpaceX's Starlink Internet satellites use laser links to relay broadband signals between one another in space. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 13 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of broadband was in 1929

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“Broadband.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/broadband. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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broadband

adjective
broad·​band
: of, relating to, or being a high-speed communications network
a broadband Internet connection
broadband noun

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