Understanding The Types Of Broadband Connections

In the sphere of Internet access, broadband can be defined as an Internet connection with a high speed.

Earlier a dial-up connection was used to connect to the Internet. Before the advent of a broadband connection, the dial-up access method was a popular choice.  Now the broadband connection service has left the dial-up method far behind in terms of popularity.

Let us take look at some of the types of broadband connections:


DSL or Digital Subscriber Line is an extremely reliable type of broadband connection. It is easy to set up and offers great security too.

In this method, the data is transmitted using copper telephone lines that have been already installed. The transmission speed depends on a number of factors.

The quality of the phone line must be good and you must be close to the telephone company. These factors may limit its effectiveness and its use may be limited.

Further, the two types of DSL techniques used for transmission are:

  • Symmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (SDSL):

This is ideal for businesses, which need a significant amount of bandwidth for activities such as video conferencing, etc.

  • Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL):

This is more suited for residential customers who receive more data than they send such as people surfing the Internet.

Cable modem:

Cable operators are able to provide broadband by using the cable that is responsible for bringing pictures and sound to your TV. A special modem is required to be used with your TV.

Usually, the operator will offer you great deals combining both the TV and broadband connections. One such reputed brand that offers you great deals at great prices is Sky broadband.


This type of connection does not need any kind of telephone lines and it is a robust and high-speed connection.


This is an expensive option for users at remote locations. It would require installing a special modem and special satellite dish.

Choosing a broadband connection would depend on a number of factors such as your location, availability, cost, etc.