Is Fibre Optic Broadband For Me?

Fibre optic broadband is the faster way to enjoy the internet with increased speeds, ideal for downloading, uploading, streaming and browsing. Whilst it has not been rolled out entirely across the UK, it could soon become a common service across all providers.

But will it make a significant difference to your connection and is it worth the price?

Higher speeds

Fibre optic broadband offers users access to much faster connection speeds. Figures suggest that it would take an average of 49 minutes and 13 seconds to download a HD quality film on basic broadband, running at 2Mbps compared to Virgin media’s fibre optic broadband when it could take just 59.04 seconds at 100 Mbps.

Whilst speeds have already reached 100 Mbps for this year, some providers say they will deliver speeds of up to 330 Mbps by the end of 2013. This means that futuristic fibre-speeds could be delivered to rural areas through Fibre-Through-The-Air.

Additional benefits

If high speed downloading and uploading was not enough to convert web users to fibre optic broadband, how about the benefit of being able to have multiple users on the same line without seeing connection speeds slow down? There are also three different configurations offering different levels of strength. FTTC (Fibre-To-The Cabinet), FTTP (Fibre-to-the-Premises) and FTTH (Fibre to the home).

Price

The very latest in high-speed internet connection technology comes at a price. Deals and contracts vary significantly from month to month, but typically fall between £15 and £20 per month.

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