Fibre Broadband is becoming increasingly popular these days, but many people still aren’t sure what it is or what the benefits are over a standard broadband connection.
Delivering standard broadband over copper phone lines has a significant impact the further away you live from your local telephone exchange. If your exchange is particularly far away then you may suffer from slow speeds. Some people may get less than 2mb/sec if they live more than 4km away from their local telephone exchange and possibly little to no service at all if they live further than 5km from the exchange.
With fibre broadband however, instead of using copper wire, which uses electrical impulses to transmit data, a fibre optic cable carries light impulses which travel down the inside of a very thin glass fibre tube. This means not only do speeds not decline with distance from the exchange, but it is capable of delivering broadband speeds far higher than standard broadband.
This means that you get a fast connection even when multiple people are online and they can all download and surf with little to no drop in speed. Watching video is also much more
reliable with much less buffering to cope with.
In the UK, this service is not available everywhere, but should now be available in many areas with high population density such as cities and towns. Contact us to find out if you could be experiencing a super-fast connection.