install a broadband service/connection

GandalfMB

Senior Member
Bulgarian - Yellow Beach
Hello everyone,
Can we say "I need to have a broadband service installed in my house"? Is it more idiomatic to say "I need to have a broadband service/connection installed" or "I need to buy a broadband service"? For some reason I don't like the sentence including "buy". What is the most natural way to express that?


Thank you
 
  • anthox

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    "I need to have a broadband connection installed."

    or

    "I need to have broadband service installed in my house." (note absence of "a," as indefinite article is not needed)

    or (even more simply)

    "I need to have broadband installed."
     

    Hau Ruck

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    As anthox's last example says, I'd simply say, "I need to have broadband installed."

    You can say internet/broadband, but 'broadband' is much more than simple internet access. A person could have very slow (say dial-up) internet service which is most assuredly not broadband. Broadband is a wide bandwidth technology that allows for fast, multi-bit service.
     
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