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The term "Broadband" generally describes a wide range of new Information Technologies that allow high speed high bandwidth data transmission and always-on access to the internet and other real-time services. The World Bank, in a 2010 report entitled "Building broadband: strategies and policies for the developing world", asserts that for every 10 percentage-point increase in broadband penetration in developing countries, GDP growth can increase by up to 1.38 percent and that this potential growth surpasses that of telephony, mobile phones or narrowband Internet. The actual speed and bandwidth that constitute "Broadband internet" is still a subject of international debate and countries have chosen to adopt different definitions for broadband speed.
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