What is broadband?

The definition of broadband continues to evolve but generally refers to high-speed Internet access that is always on and faster than the traditional dial-up access. Broadband technologies can be both wireless (e.g. mobile or satellite) and wireline (e.g. Cable and others). Broadband speed definitions have also changed over time and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) most recently changed their definition of broadband in 2015 to 25 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 3 Mbps upstream (see https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-finds-us-broadband-deployment-not-keeping-pace).