broad·​band | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌband How to pronounce broadband (audio) \

Definition of broadband

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)

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Examples of broadband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other advocates accuse broadband providers of taking advantage of a lack of competition by imposing arbitrary and expensive limits and fees. Stephen Singer,, "Working at home or learning online in the pandemic could push telecomm customers into costlier internet plans," 1 Dec. 2020 The plan is to invest in digitalization, a unified ultra-broadband network, innovation, education, more efficient infrastructure, a green economy, and also reforms of the judicial system and state bureaucracy. Chiara Albanese,, "Italy’s Chance of a Lifetime for Economy Could Yet Be Wasted," 23 Sep. 2020 Precinct 4 Commissioner Tommy Calvert raised the possibility of a future bond election to fund increased broadband internet access. Joshua Fechter,, "Coronavirus working groups’ final ideas: Reduce digital divide, increase small business help, legal aid for renters," 26 May 2020 Can a fair jury of peers be selected if the pool includes only people with broadband internet access? Dallas News, "In a test case, Collin County jury meets on Zoom for the first time, but some lawyers say it’s too risky for real trial," 22 May 2020 The government plans to sell as much as 49% of the company this year and issue two mobile and broadband licenses to boost competition. John Bowker,, "Ethiopia Pushes Privatization to Give Its Economy a Sugar Rush," 11 May 2020 Amgen has committed to paying employees and providing those working from home a monthly stipend for broadband internet access. Fortune, "How Fortune 500 companies are utilizing their resources and expertise during the coronavirus pandemic," 13 Apr. 2020 The rural investments include expanding health care access as well as broadband internet access to areas that are currently underserved. NBC News, "Warren rolls out plans for rural health care and farm economy ahead of Iowa swing," 7 Aug. 2019 According to Leichtman Research Group, the average price for broadband internet is about $60, meaning only some customers will be saving money. Mae Anderson, The Seattle Times, "Can wireless challenge cable for home internet service?," 1 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of broadband

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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broad·​band | \ ˈbrȯd-ˌband \

Kids Definition of broadband

: a high-speed electronic network that carries more than one type of communication (as Internet and cable television signals)

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