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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 Superfast FTTC Internet?

Broadband has become increasingly more important to our everyday lives and the amount of devices that we use per day that count on broadband connectivity seems to increase. The range of tablets, smartphones, laptops, desktops, games consoles and TV’s that everyone has in their homes, seems to increase every day.

Reading Broadband Deals For December 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 need to avoid.

 

 

Quite simply, traditional broadband connections often struggle to cope with the simultaneous demands of downloading large files, streaming videos or music, with multiple devices and appliances turned on concurrently. With Superfast fibre broadband though, everyone within a home or small business has the capacity to do what they want online– all concurrently– without any annoying delays.

What is quick broadband?

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

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

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

How does super-fast broadband operate?

Unlike most UK internet connections, which use telephony lines, the UK’s fastest 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 of glass and plastic, which allows data to move much quicker than along the copper pipes used by standard DSL connectivity .

BT also offers a more than 76Mb fibre 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 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 range of your internet provider’s exchange you can still get fast broadband by registering for selected ADSL2+ broadband packages from the companies like O2, Sky, Orange and TalkTalk.

ADSL2+

This form of connectivity uses the same cables and telephone exchanges as regular ADSL phone-line connections, but because of the software and technology being used it can deliver speeds of up to 24Mbps, however most advertised speeds are around “right up to 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 location you can realistically expect speeds of right up to 16Mb or more. This still provides ample bandwidth for heavy internet users, and at a smaller cost than cable.

Which super-fast connectivity product is the quickest ?

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 with the help of its super-fast fibre-optic 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 optic network and feature headline speeds in line with 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 copper to carry more data.

How do I get super-fast broadband ?

Your first step is to see which super-fast broadband services are available in your area . Check which types of connectivity are available.

 

Advantages of super-fast broadband connectivity

Super-fast internet connectivity lets you use all the services on offer online. You’ll manage to download movies in a in a few minutes – allowing you view what you want , when you want it , and getting rid of the days of long waiting times for astronomical downloads.

Fans of on-demand TV 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 improved response times delivered by super fast connectivity means that online gamers gain an one-upmanship over the opposition and can enjoy a better more enjoyable experience.

Disadvantages of super-fast broadband

Speeds are never guaranteed as advertised (although are often very near) and dependent on things that are out of your control , like the quality of wiring and the distance you live from the BT exchange . Though super-fast internet connectivity is available in your area , these limiting factors may yield little difference in performance for a much higher cost .

Who is  FTTC internet  for?

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

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 super-fast connectivity deal – preferably fibre optic for the best experience.

High speed internet is also ideal for fans of online console usage. This is because faster connectivity eliminates the delays to in-game responsiveness. This is called ping,  which is often  as a resulted of slower traditionalbroadband 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 go for a traditional 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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