Broadband

The ability to access the Internet at modern high speeds networks such as 3G or 4G from your computer or mobile device.  Internet service providers often define broadband as any connection that provides more bandwidth than dial-up. 

 

Uplink

When using a smart phone, laptop or tablet and subscribe to a broadband service, your device connects to the Internet through towers that send/receive signals. When your mobile device uploads (or sends), data to a server through one of these towers, this is the Internet uplink part of the networking process.

 

Downlink

-Conversely, this the connection from the Internet server back to your device (smart phone, lap top or tablet).

 

Speed tests

Pings your connection to indicate whether you truly have broadband speed or something less.  For more, go to http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/broadband-speed.