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Internet Governance Glossary


2.8 Broadband

Bandwidth for high-speed access to the public Internet at downstream speed equal to, or greater than 256 kbit/s


Fixed or wired broadband can include for example cable modem, DSL, fibre-to-the-home/building and other fixed broadband subscriptions. Wireless broadband can include satellite Internet, terrestrial fixed wireless and fixed WiMax and fixed wireless access; it also includes broadband terrestrial mobile wireless access. All of the above are based on technical standards.