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What is broadband?

Broadband is a general term used to describe a technology for connecting to the Internet at high-speed, usually several times faster than a dial-up modem. Moving up to AOL Broadband opens up a world of possibilities. Suddenly, you’re free to explore the internet in a whole new way. With no download limits, unlimited time online and now even faster speeds than dial-up, you can get so much more out of the Internet.

Also, Broadband connections are 'always on'. This means that you no longer have to dial up to the internet to get connected and once you have finished surfing, you no longer need to log off. Imagine how much easier it would be if you could use the phone and the internet at the same time, or if downloading pictures and larger files was so much faster.

With AOL Broadband you’ll still be able to get your favourite AOL features such as Parental Controls and email anti-virus scanning. You can also keep all your settings, such as screen names and email address, as well as your current address book.

Whatever you use the internet for, broadband enables you to:

  • Talk on the phone and surf the web at the same time
  • Get instant access to the internet whenever you need it
  • Send and receive files and attachments more easily
  • Stay in touch with friends and family at all times
  • View web content and download files at faster speeds than before

For information about the AOL Broadband service, sign-on to AOL and go to Keyword: Broadband.