Date Added: Nov 2009
Broadband communications consists of the technologies and equipment required to deliver packet based digital voice, video, and data services to end users. Broadband affords end users high-speed, always-on access to the Internet while affording service providers the ability to offer value-added services to increase revenues. Due to the growth of the Internet, there has been tremendous build out of high-speed, inter-city communications links that connect population centers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Points of Presence (PoPs) around the world. This build out of the backbone infrastructure or core network has occurred primarily via optical transport technology.