Broadband access

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Broadband access refers to technologies that provide access to the Internet at download speeds of 256 kbit/s or greater. It includes both fixed broadband technologies and wireless broadband technologies. Fixed broadband technologies corresponds to DSL, cable modem, fiber-to-the-home and other fixed technologies (such as broadband over power-line and leased lines). Wireless broadband penetration technologies correspond to satellite, terrestrial fixed wireless, as well as terrestrial mobile wireless.

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Keywords:  telecommunication, communication, fixed, technology, wireless, information, wire, fibre, high-speed, cable, ICT, internet, connection, subscription

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This indicator provides detail on how many households use a broadband connection. Data typically come from surveys/questionnaires given to a sample subset of households. The results are then extrapolated for the country as a whole. The drawbacks of the survey data are that it is collected infrequently and that the questions asked about broadband usage are not necessarily uniform across OECD countries. This indicator is measured in percentage of all households and is available by size of income.

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Keywords:  connection, internet, telecommunication, wire, household, fixed, wireless, customer, fibre, communication, information, technology, ICT, cable, high-speed, subscription, user
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