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Broadband

A method of transmission that allows multiple media to be transferred over a single wire or line, at the same time, and very rapidly, at least several megabits per second. Colloquially, the term is often applied to any Internet connection other than a dial-up connection. Broadband (and Internet connections generally) have allowed global businesses to operate much more closely to real time.
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The balance, including construction and operation of the high-speed service, was assigned to the corporation.
The capital plan is a 20-year blueprint for strengthening the intercity rail network and developing high-speed services. It calls for an increase in federal investment in intercity passenger rail from 1 percent of the annual federal transportation budget to 2.5 percent-a rise of about $1.5 billion a year.
It has connected only about half its service territory with high-speed service, and the company now says it needs another three years to complete a job it was supposed to finish last year.
Only about half of these homes have been upgraded for high-speed services. To help solve the problem and continue to compete with telephone and satellite companies, most cable operators have begun adding "nodes," the small cabinets containing electronic components that deliver cable to clusters of homes.
The preview version of the high-speed service will involve a limited service on weekdays before the full service begins on December 13.
EUROSTAR, the high-speed service which links the UK with France and Belgium has announced that travellers can now book up to four months, or 120 days, before travel, instead of the 3-month limit previously in place.
Austrian Airlines and the Vienna International Airport announced jointly the official inauguration of the all-new City Airport Train (CAT) that provides high-speed service between the Vienna International Airport and Vienna's city center in just 16 minutes, about one-half of the normal driving time (25 to 35 minutes) compared to a taxi or bus.
It's Trevor's prize for designing the menu for Virgin Train's high-speed service to London, which will be launched next year.
On 10 June SNCF will launch a new high-speed service between Paris and Marseille, which is one of Air France's most popular routes.
Analysts are predicting that data communications will grow at an annual rate of 70 percent over the next few years, and the high-speed service Covad provides seems like just what people want.
It will also have work spaces, wi-fi and will be more affordable than the AVE high-speed service.
Southeastern trains' December timetable for Kent and London has been blasted by consumer groups but the company denied it was penalising those who didn't want to use the high-speed service.

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