* - refers to downstream speed. upstream is typically lower with asymmetrical connections(such as ADSL)
They are the next generation of the riot grrrls in the digital age.
Verb: "to have broadband" is to be having a relationship.
It is effectively an analogy for relationships, with all things related to it corresponding to different parts of the analogy. "Service provider" being the girl or boy you are with, "56k" is being not quite there yet, "laying cables" - meeting new people etc.
(So as to be discreet, a real company with the same initials as the girl or boy you fancy can be used in conversation, see below)
"Hows your broadband coming along?" "Slowly, I'm still looking for service providers..." "I thought you fancied Virgin Media?" "Nah, he stopped liking Vicky May ages ago!"