Broadband technologies such as cable and DSL modems are becoming more popular than ever before, due to their high-speed access and always on connections. While most of the time, it is the home user who uses such technologies, broadband is becoming a viable solution for small businesses as well. While there are several reasons for this, perhaps the greatest one is value.
Cable and DSL connections offer substantially higher bandwidth than traditional dial up or ISDN connections (which operate at a maximum of 56kbps and 128kbps respectively). In addition, they cost far less than a dedicated 1.5mbps T1 line.