Broadband can be delivered by one of the following methods:
- Fiber optic cable: technology that converts signals carrying data through glass fibers.
- Digital Subscriber Line (DSL): Transmitting data over already installed copper telephone lines Cable modem: TV cables are utilized to transmit data.
- Wireless, fixed or mobile: Connects devices to a local internet service "over the air" via electromagnetic waves.
- Satellite: Transfers data through a 2-3' dish, modem and clear line of sight to a satellite.
- Speed is measured in bits per second (bps), which is the speed at which data is transferred.
- The current FCC benchmark definition of broadband is a speed of 25 megabits/second (Mbps) download and at least 3 Mbps upload.
Visit indianabroadbandmap.com to a detailed map of where broadband is provided, what speeds are available, how they can be provided and by which providers in Indiana.