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)
Recent Examples of broadband from the Web
Meanwhile, anyone who still questions online dating is a dial-up dummy who needs to get with us broadband baddies.
Well More From Consumer Reports Most municipal broadband providers are too small to make it into Consumer Reports' ratings.
About 39% of the U.S. rural population, or 23 million people, lack access to broadband internet service, compared with 4% of urban residents.
Alabama is among the 10 states with the least access to broadband internet service.
The Basin is the nation’s second-largest natural gas field, and for miles in every direction, gas compressors are running more or less constantly, filling the desert with their eerie, broadband roar.
Republicans say the Obama-era regulation discourages investment and hamstrings broadband companies.
The government is trying to increase broadband penetration to 30 percent of the population by 2018 from 4 percent in 2013.
Third-biggest spender Comcast's broadband capital investment increased by 19%, and Charter Communication's rose 40%, though to a much lower level.
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First Known Use of broadband
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Definition of broadband for Students
: a high-speed electronic network that carries more than one type of communication (as Internet and cable television signals)
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