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Broadband

  • By: Theresa M. Senft
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), “broadband” describes any Internet connection rate of 200kbps (kilobytes per second) or higher. In common use, however, broadband means connection speeds greater than the “narrowband”—that is, 56kbps. The number of ...

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