History of Broadband
Broadband or the internet went from a simple experiment by the US Department of Defense to a muti-trillion dollar industry in just under 30 years. The internet however precedes broadband as it dates back to the 1950s as a project by the US Department of Defense to enable university computers to communicate with each other for security purposes. As nature would do, university students began using the internet to communicate with other people.
By the early 1980s, the internet was now being accessed through dial-up modems over telephone lines. This overall expansion and an increase in the number of users led Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to design and develop faster data transmission, and that bore broadband in 2000. ISPs began competing for customers and in overall brought the price of broadband down as it became the most popular form of internet.
Broadband is more than 10 times faster than dial-up internet, and it enables more applications such as downloading movies, music, games and a lot of business opportunities.
4G is known as the future of mobile broadband. It allows incredibly faster download speeds, more stable connections and enables larger download allowances.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) as it is known will offer speeds of up to 1 GB, and while this service is not yet available, it has already been tried and tested in Sweden. The future is bright for mobile broadband.