FAQ- What is broadband internet?

Broadband is an Internet connection that uses your existing telephone line and allows you to send and receive emails, surf the Internet and download files etc.

Broadband typically utilises xDSL (Digital Scriber Line) technology to deliver a fast, high quality internet connection. In the Cook Islands, ADSL2 is typically used.

How do broadband internet charges work?

Broadband is based on volume rather than the length of time that you are connected. Volume is generally measured in Megabytes (MB) and refers to any form of data that is either sent or received on your connection. This includes the downloading of web pages, sending and receiving email. Depending on the plan you choose you will be given a monthly data allowance.

Every time you use the Internet to send an email or visit a webpage, you are using data.

It is a good idea to keep an eye on your data usage if you want to keep using the Internet at broadband speeds for the whole month.

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