Quick Guide: Broadband
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What is it?

How does it work?

Broadband and dial-up compared

Applications

Wider competition

The future

The future
Europe still has some way to go to match Far East broadband coverage

Broadband is set to get even faster, with video-quality bandwidth expected by 2010.

Services will increasingly come bundled with telephony and TV. High-definition television over broadband networks is likely.

World leaders are Japan and South Korea, where around 70% of households have a broadband connection of more than 20mb.

Future services will include video-on-demand and time-shifted TV.

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