What are they?
Broadband is an internet service that comes in different forms. Types of broadband include; ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) Cable, Fibre-Optic and satellite. Cable provides higher-speed internet connection services while Satellite
How do they work?
ADSL broadband uses BT telephone wires without causing disruptions to your telephone service. According to uSwitch, “ADSL broadband comes from your local telephone exchange, owned by BT, through a fixed line access network made out of copper wires. These are the telephone lines in the street. The information that you receive is a series of digital signals that come through these lines. These are then split into phone and internet by a micro filter, a small, plastic box that plugs into the main BT socket.” The speed of ADSL depends on the distance between you and your local telephone exchange, meaning that the closer you are to your exchange, the faster your speed. Cable broadband transmits data through fibre-optic cables which helps produce much faster broadband speeds and is the fastest broadband so far.