Definitions for "Always-on"
Keywords:  broadband, dialup, xdsl, dial, gprs
with broadband there is no need to dial-up which means that you access to the internet is always available
Always-on refers to broadband services that are connected all the time, eliminating the need to dial-up to connect.
'Always-on' technologies such as broadband and GPRS can receive data continually, rather than using a modem to connect to the Internet each time. This access is paid for on a rental or 'leased line' basis, rather than according to the amount of time spent on the connection.