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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 Speedy Connections ?

Broadband has become increasingly more necessary to our everyday lives and the amount of devices that we use every single day that depend on broadband connectivity seems to increase. The quantity of tablets, smartphones, laptops, desktops, games consoles and TV’s that each person has in their homes, seems to increase every day.

Portkil Broadband Deals For June 2021

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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 we all wish to avoid.

 

 

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

What is super-fast broadband?

Super-fast broadband describes broadband connections of about 300Mbps in the UK.

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

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

How does fibre connectivity work ?

Unlike the majority of UK internet connections, which use telephone 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 standard xDSL broadband .

BT also offers a right up to 76Mb fibre-optic service called BT Infinity (you can get 300Mbps in some areas), and plans to make this available to millions more UK homes in years to come.

 

 

The likes of TalkTalk, Sky and EE have used BT’s Infinity service to launch rebranded super-fast cable broadband services of their own.

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

ADSL2+

This form of connectivity uses the same cables and telephone exchanges as regular ADSL broadband connections, but due to the software and technology used it can deliver speeds of almost 24Mbps, however most advertised speeds are around “around 16Mb”.

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

Which high speed internet product is the fastest?

Among the UK’s fastest internet 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 because its super-fast fibre broadband network.

BT’s Infinity package delivers a maximum speed of 76Mbps and the aforementioned services from Sky, EE and TalkTalk, which use BT’s fibre network and feature headline speeds in line with BT.

 

 

Alternatively, 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 fast broadband ?

Your initial step is to decide which fast broadband services are available in your area . Check which types of connectivity are available.

 

Benefits of super-fast broadband connections

Fast broadband empowers you to enjoy all the services available online. You’ll be able to download movies in a in a few minutes – allowing you consume what you like, when you demand it , and getting rid of the days of long waiting times for very large downloads.

Fans of on-demand TV will love their best shows on the BBC iPlayer , along with rival services from ITV and Channel 4, smoothly and without buffering.

Reduced ‘ping’ means better response times delivered by super fast broadband means that when online gaming you gain a competitive advantage over the opposition and can enjoy a better playing experience.

Disadvantages of super-fast broadband

Speeds are never guaranteed as advertised (although are often very close ) and based upon things that are out of your control , like the age of copper connectivity and the distance you live from the BT exchange . Whether fibre connectivity is available in your area , these limiting factors may not bring many benefits in speed for a much higher cost .

Who is super-fast internet  for?

The massive growth in the quantity of people listening to music, video and watching TV online means that there is no longer a typical user of high speed broadband .

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 sense to sign up for a high speed internet deal – preferably fibre optic for the greatest service.

Fibre internet is also ideal for fans of online games . Due to the fact a faster connection gets rid of the delays to in-game responsiveness. This is called ping,  which is commonly triggered by slower DSL connectivity services . This can seriously ruin your 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 connection.

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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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