It is shown by recent surveys in UK that many users of broadband internet are not receiving the speeds, which are advertised by broadband service providers. Some customers who are at the no spots are denied broadband services and thus pose problems for the users of the service. Broadband internet has a specific bandwidth and thus that bandwidth provides high internet speed to its customers but many users of the broadband internet complain of not getting the required and promised speed and quality.
Next generation broadband is designed to solve these problems of slow connectivity and bandwidth, to do this it makes use of optical fibers rather than traditional copper wires. Next generation broadband connection would enable people to watch High Definition TV programs on demand via this new type of broadband connection, which is commonly called the video on demand feature. This technology would also make faster downloads of videos, music and pictures possible and would enable users to share pictures and videos with the use of broadband connections.
Next generation broadband would also make it possible for large businesses to carry out their businesses more efficiently and make things like teleworking and video conferencing possible with business associates and even with family and friends with faster internet speed and efficiency. This technology would help the home users as well as large businesses for their economic development and help in their operations. Next generation broadband connection allows faster file transfer and enables uploads and downloads at a faster speed and allows multiple applications to run at a time.
Next-generation broadband also adds to new life-saving technologies and services in the health care industry. As it makes contact between health professionals and patients possible instantaneously, it also makes it possible for distant patients to receive health care using internet and see the doctor only when physical presence is necessary for treatment. This saves on costs and expenses for the patient. This technology also makes tele-surgery possible from a distance.
Next generation broadband has also added to the field of education, with supporting the education through use of high-speed internet and also promoting distance education and online degrees. It is only possible with high-speed internet access to provide distance online education to students. Many students who cannot either afford or cannot attend universities for other reasons can easily obtain their education through the internet, the distance learning programs. This has been one of the greatest benefits to the field of education that the next generation broadband can provide. This would not have been possible with low speed internet connections as it would not be possible to have video conferencing or large file downloads.
However with this new technology, the rates are also going to be higher and the demand for next generation broadband is not yet established it is not known whether there will be enough customers and if the cost incurred on such a heavy project would be recovered or not.