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Definition Of Broadband Upgraded

Definition Of Broadband Upgraded:

The definition of broadband was upgraded to mandate a minimum speed of 2Mbps

New definition of Broadband:

  • Broadband is a data connection that is able to support interactive services, including internet access and has the capability of the minimum download speed of 2 Mbps to an individual subscriber from the point of presence (POP) of the service provider intending to provide broadband service.
  • The minimum download speed was previously 512 kbps (kilobits per second).


  • It refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than traditional dial-up access.
  • White Spots: Places without cellular connectivity at all are called “white spots”.
  • Grey Spots: Places which show simply being “connected” but have very slow and intermittent connectivity