What is a Differences between Lease Line and Broadband?

Typically, a lease line is a telephone line that has been given dedicated connections between to points, so that the connection is never broken. To handle large volumes of data, a telephone company will take 24 pairs of wires, each representing a single residential service line, and combine them into a single circuit, called a 'T1', which can handle about 1.5 megabits per second of data transmission.

Broadband is any World Wide Web connection that provides more than 250 kilobits per second of data transmission. By using fiber optics and coaxial cable, data rates of over 3 megabits per second are routinely being offered to cable customers.