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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 Fibre Connectivity ?

Broadband has become more and more essential to our everyday lives and the amount of devices that we use every day that bank 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 on a daily basis.

Shap Broadband Deals For December 2019

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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 sitting in commuter traffic, something that all of us would love to avoid.

 

 

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

What is high speed broadband?

Super-fast broadband refers to broadband connections of as much as 300Mbps in the UK.

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

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

How does high speed internet work ?

Unlike many of UK broadband connections, which use telephone lines, the UK’s quickest internet product – the 100Mbps service from Virgin Media (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 cables used by standard xDSL broadband .

BT also offers a more than 76Mb fibre service called BT Infinity (you can get 300Mbps in some areas), and plans to make this available to millions more UK residence 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 exclusively available 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 broadband provider’s exchange you can still get fast internet by registering for selected ADSL2+ internet services from the providers like O2, Sky, Orange and TalkTalk.

ADSL2+

This sort of connectivity uses the same cabling and telephone exchanges as regular ADSL broadband connections, but as a result of the software and technology being used it can deliver speeds of about 24Mbps, however most advertised speeds are around “as high as 16Mb”.

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

Which superfast connectivity product is the best?

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 of 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 accordance 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 copper to carry more data.

How do I get super-fast connectivity?

Your start is to decide which high speed internet services are available to you . Check which service are available.

 

Benefits of fast broadband connectivity

Super-fast internet enables you to make the most of all the services available on the internet. You’ll be able to watch movies in a matter of minutes – allowing you view what you want , when you want it , and banishing the hanging around for huge downloads.

Fans of on-demand show will love their best shows on the Sky Now TV, and even 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 online gaming you gain a competitive advantage over the opponents and can enjoy a better more enjoyable experience.

Disadvantages of fibre broadband

Speeds are never guaranteed as advertised (although are often very near) and depend on things that are not within your control, like the quality of copper connectivity and the distance you live from the BT exchange . Regardless of whether super-fast internet is on offer in your location, these limiting factors may yield little difference in performance for a much higher annual cost .

Who is  high speed connectivity  for?

The massive growth in the range of people listening to music, streaming video and watching catchup TV online means that there is no longer a typical user of fibre internet .

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 join a super fast internet connectivity deal – preferably fibre optic for the best service.

Super fast internet is also ideal for fans of online console usage. Due to the fact faster connectivity gets rid of the delays to in-game responsiveness. This is known as ping,  which is often  brought on by slower traditional internet services . This can seriously ruin your online gaming pleasure.

If you only use the internet for checking your e-mail and for the occasional search, it’s more prudent to choose a traditional ADSL deal .

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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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