Does Broadband Internet Access mean that you can surf the web really fast?

In the past, broadband referred to any Internet connection that was over 256 Kbps (kilobits per second) -- that is about 4 to 5 times faster than the best dial-up, which is limited to only 56 Kbps.

In July of 2010, the FCC redefined what it considers basic broadband as any connection with at least 4 Mbps (megabits per second) download speeds and 1 Mbps upload speeds. So, what is considered broadband right now will definitely allow you to surf the Web quickly.