cabinetThe word Broadband does have different meanings, the most common usage is to describe any kind of fast Internet connection, which is what I'm going to talk about here. Essex is one of the better places for broadband access in the UK but in my experience I have visited a number of households with very slow internet access either due to their distance from the exchange, line quality or line quality (of telephone extension sockets) in the individual's house. Quite a discrepancy exists between what speeds the ISPs are advertising and what the end consumer is actually receiving.