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    In computer and Internet slang, 24-7 is commonly used to describe an Internet connection that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 24-7 connections usually refer to broadband Internet connections such as DSL or cable. Also called always on.

    See “Types of Internet Connections” in the Quick Reference section of Webopedia.
    See also “Cable vs. DSL” in Webopedia’s Did You Know…? section.