Superfast Broadband The Holmes

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 Super-fast Fibre Internet ?

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

The Holmes Broadband Deals For December 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 come to grips with 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 local business has the capacity to do what they want online– all at the same time– without any annoying delays.

What is quick broadband?

Super-fast broadband concerns broadband connections of approximately 300Mbps in the UK.

Super-fast broadband connections enable users to go online , download music & video and stream television at speeds that are massively above most broadband users.

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

How does super-fast connectivity work ?

Unlike many of UK broadband connections, which use telephony lines, the UK’s fastest broadband 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 cables used by standard DSL internet .

BT also offers an as high as 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 future .

 

 

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

However, fast internet is not only available to people in a fibre broadband locations. 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 signing up for selected ADSL2+ broadband services from the providers like O2, Sky, Orange and TalkTalk.

ADSL2+

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

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

Which high speed broadband product is the best?

Among the UK’s quickest connectivity 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 offers a maximum speed of 76Mbps and the previously mentioned services from Sky, EE and TalkTalk, which use BT’s fibre 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 copper to carry more data.

How do I get fast broadband ?

Your first step is to see which superfast broadband services are available to you . Check which types of connectivity are available.

 

Advantages of high bandwidth broadband connections

Fast internet connectivity enables you to utilise all the entertainment available on the web. You will have the chance to watch movies in a in a few minutes – allowing you view what you like, when you demand it , and getting rid of the days of long waiting times for huge downloads.

Fans of on-demand TV can enjoy their best shows on the Sky Now TV, besides rival services from ITV and Channel 4, smoothly and without interruption .

Reduced ‘ping’ means better response times delivered by high speed broadband means that when online gaming you gain an one-upmanship over the opponents and can enjoy a better playing experience.

Disadvantages of FTTC internet

Speeds are never guaranteed as advertised (although are often very close ) and dependent on things that are not within your control, like the age of copper connectivity and the distance you live from the exchange . Whether high speed internet connectivity is on offer in your location, these limiting factors may not bring many benefits in performance for a much higher annual cost .

Who is super-fast broadband  for?

The massive growth in the quantity of people listening to music, video and watching on demand TV online means that there is no longer 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 sense to enrol for a fibre internet service – preferably fibre optic for the greatest service.

Super fast internet connectivity is also ideal for fans of online console usage. Due to the fact a faster connection eliminates the delays to in-game responsiveness. This is called ping,  which is commonly as a resulted of slower ADSL connectivity products. 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 favour 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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