Superfast Broadband Old Down

Great Broadband Deals Available

BT

£ 29
99 / MO
  • TV Packages Available
  • Up to £110 Gift Card
  • Free Activation
  • WiFi Guarantee
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Sky

£ 25
/ MO
  • TV Packages Available
  • Average Speed 59Mb/s
  • WiFi Guarantee
  • Fast Installation
Popular

Virgin Media

£37
£ 30
/ MO
  • TV Packages Available
  • Fastest Speed 
  • Free Amazon Prime
  • Landline Optional
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EE

£ 20
/ MO
  • 18 Month Contract
  • 10 Setup Fee
  • Average Speed 10Mb/s
  • Great For Basic Browsing

plusnet

£ 19
99 / MO
  • £75 Gift Card
  • Line Rental Included
  • 18 Month Contract
  • £5 Activation Fee

Virgin Media

£37
£ 30
/ MO
  • TV Packages Available
  • Fastest Speed 
  • Free Amazon Prime
  • Landline Optional

Who needs Superfast Broadband Fibre Internet ?

Broadband has become more and more vital to our everyday lives and the amount of devices that we use on a daily basis that depend on broadband connectivity seems to increase. The quantity of tablets, smartphones, laptops, desktops, games consoles and TV’s that everyone has in their homes, seems to increase everyday.

Old Down Broadband Deals For May 2020

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Sky Broadband Essential​
Unlimited Usage
£ 20
00
Monthly
  • Average speed 11MBPS
  • ADSL Broadband
  • UNLIMITED Usage
Popular

Line Rental Included

There is no extra charge for line rental.

Guaranteed WiFi In Every Room

If you can't get WiFi in every room of your house then Sky will give you your money back.

Fast Installation + Keep Your Number

Get your new broadband installed super fast and you can keep your own number

Sky Broadband Superfast
Unlimited Usage
£ 27
00
Monthly
  • Average speed 59MBPS
  • Fast Fibre Broadband
  • UNLIMITED Usage
Best Value

Line Rental Included

There is no extra charge for line rental.

Guaranteed WiFi In Every Room

If you can't get WiFi in every room of your house then Sky will give you your money back.

Fast Installation + Keep Your Number

Get your new broadband installed super fast and you can keep your own number

Connection TypeAvailablity
FTTC / Fibre / Superfast BroadbandYes
Cable / Virgin MediaSome Areas
ADSL / BroadbandYes
4GYes

Working from home is commonplace as it saves people being stuck in commuter traffic, something that all of us need to avoid.

 

 

Quite simply, traditional broadband connections often struggle to handle the simultaneous demands of downloading large files, streaming videos or music, with multiple devices and appliances signed on simultaneously. With Superfast fibre broadband though, everyone within a home or company has the chance to do what they want online– all concurrently– with no annoying delays.

What is quick broadband?

Super-fast broadband relates to broadband connections of right up to 300Mbps in the UK.

Super-fast broadband connections enable users to surf the internet, download music & video and stream television at speeds that are massively greater than most broadband users.

While the current average UK broadband connection is around 12Mbps (2014), super-fast broadband products deliver speeds of as much as 300Mbps, through sophisticated fibre-optic cabled networks including Virgin Media and BT’s Infinity fibre optic cables.

How does superfast broadband operate?

Unlike many of UK broadband connections, which use telephony lines, the UK’s quickest internet product – the 100Mbps service from Virgin (it’s 200Mbps in some areas) – is delivered by a cable, or fibre-optic, broadband network. These cables are made up of glass and plastic, which allows data to move much faster than along the copper pipes used by traditional xDSL connectivity .

BT also offers a right up to 76Mb fibre-optic service called Infinity (you can get 300Mbps in some areas), and plans to make this available to millions more UK homes in in the not too distant future.

 

 

The likes of TalkTalk, Sky and EE have piggybacked on BT’s Infinity service to launch rebranded high speed cable broadband products of their own.

However, fast broadband is not only on offer to people in a fibre-optic broadband area . Fast broadband is not exclusively on offer to people in a fibre-optic broadband area. If you live within a certain range of your internet provider’s exchange you can still get fast internet by registering selected ADSL2+ internet packages from the providers like O2, Sky, Orange and TalkTalk.

ADSL2+

This kind of connection uses the same cabling and telephone exchanges as regular ADSL phone-line connections, but due to the software and technology used it can deliver speeds of as high as 24Mbps, however most advertised speeds are around “around 16Mb”.

Your speed depends, as always, on the quality of the copper and the distance you are from the exchange, but if you live in a city or built up area you can realistically expect speeds of up to 16Mb or more. This still provides more than enough bandwidth for heavy internet users, and at a smaller cost than cable.

Which super-fast broadband product is the quickest ?

Among the UK’s quickest broadband products is Virgin Media’s 152Mbps service. Virgin Media, which also offers 50Mbps broadband products as a bare minimum, is able to deliver such fast connections with the help of its super-fast fibre connectivity network.

BT’s Infinity package delivers a maximum speed of 76Mbps and the previously mentioned services from Sky, EE and TalkTalk, which use BT’s fibre optic network and feature headline speeds according to BT.

 

 

Broadband products offering an up to 16Mbps (or thereabouts) connection are available from most providers. The arrival of these speeds has been facilitated by an upgrade of BT’s network with ADSL2+ technology, enabling the existing cabling to carry more data.

How do I get superfast connectivity?

Your first step is to see which super-fast broadband services are available at your exhaage. Check which service are available.

 

Advantages of super-fast broadband connections

Super-fast broadband lets you make the most of all the entertainment services available on the internet. You’ll have the opportunity to watch movies in a in a few minutes – allowing you view what you like, when you want it , and banishing the days of long waiting times for enormous downloads.

Fans of on-demand show will love their best shows on the BBC iPlayer , in addition to rival services from ITV and Channel 4, smoothly and without interruption .

Reduced latency means better response times delivered by high speed broadband means that when playing game online you a competitive advantage over the opposition and can enjoy a better more enjoyable experience.

Disadvantages of FTTC broadband

Speeds are never 100% as advertised (although are often very close ) and based upon things that are not within your control, like the age of copper connectivity and the distance you live from the cabinet . Regardless of whether high speed broadband is on offer in your area , these limiting factors may yield little difference in performance for a much higher price .

Who is  FTTC internet  for?

The massive growth in the quantity of people listening to music, video and watching TV online means that there is no more a typical user of super fast internet connectivity.

However, if you are a heavy downloader or are one of the increasing number of consumers who prefer to catch up with TV programmes online, it makes good sense to enrol in a high speed connectivity deal – preferably fibre for the best service.

Fibre connectivity is also ideal for fans of online gaming . Due to the fact a faster connection eliminates the delays to in-game responsiveness. This is referred to as ping,  which is commonly triggered by slower DSL connectivity products. This can seriously ruin your online gaming experience .

If you only use the internet for checking your e-mail and for the occasional search, it’s more prudent to decide on a standard ADSL service .

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Sky Broadband Essential​
Unlimited Usage
£ 20
00
Monthly
  • Average speed 11MBPS
  • ADSL Broadband
  • UNLIMITED Usage
Popular

Line Rental Included

There is no extra charge for line rental.

Guaranteed WiFi In Every Room

If you can't get WiFi in every room of your house then Sky will give you your money back.

Fast Installation + Keep Your Number

Get your new broadband installed super fast and you can keep your own number

Sky Broadband Superfast
Unlimited Usage
£ 27
00
Monthly
  • Average speed 59MBPS
  • Fast Fibre Broadband
  • UNLIMITED Usage
Best Value

Line Rental Included

There is no extra charge for line rental.

Guaranteed WiFi In Every Room

If you can't get WiFi in every room of your house then Sky will give you your money back.

Fast Installation + Keep Your Number

Get your new broadband installed super fast and you can keep your own number

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