What is Broadband Internet Connection...?

February 12, 2007 1:12pm CST
One of my collegemates subscribed for a 'Broadband Internet Connection' at his home a few days ago. He says he gets download speeds of 80-90Kbps(Transfer Rate) almost at all times(peak as well as non-peak hours). I get hardly 7-10Kbps with my DialUp connection. Can someone please tell me the reason behind this difference?
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