Dan Gillmor’s Sunday article, Hypocrites have a point on broadband, makes the following distinction.
“What is broadband, anyway? If you buy the garbage you’re getting from the phone and cable companies, it’s a too-modest improvement on modem speeds along with something truly valuable — always-on Internet access.
Real broadband, as the TechNet lobbying group has said, is more like 100 megabits per second. That’s typically dozens or even hundreds of times faster than what today’s DSL and cable systems offer much of the time.”