Difference between Broadband or fibre?

1. Speed
Different types of internet activity require different speeds. For example, if you only need to send the odd email, browse the internet on your mobile, or send a few WhatsApp messages, you’re not going to need a lot of download speed.

However, if you do a lot of streaming, gaming or video calling, you’ll definitely want to have a speedier connection for a better online experience.

If speed doesn’t really matter to you, and you only need the bare minimum, you might get enough with a standard broadband connection, however, if you need more than just a few Mbps, you’ll want to opt for fibre broadband.

2. Reliability
Some people need a reliable internet connection at all times of the day. This is especially true if you are trying to work or run a business online.

Imagine, you’re in an important video call with a potential customer and your connection suddenly drops out – that’s the last thing you want.

Fibre is more reliable than other broadband types, as each connection has its own dedicated line, and there is no fluctuation in speeds or service. Win-win!

3. Bandwidth
Bandwidth is different to speed, as it talks about how much room you have on your connection at once. If you have lots of people using the internet at once, you are definitely going to need bigger bandwidth, whereas if there is just one sole user, bandwidth isn’t so much of an issue (that’s unless you need to use lots of devices at once, of course!).

Fibre broadband has a bigger bandwidth than traditional broadband. It is also an uncontended connection, which means that your broadband line is yours and yours alone, so you’re not sharing with anyone else on the network.

Traditional ADSL broadband is normally contended, which means that a lot of the time you are sharing your line with your neighbours, and if you’re all online at once, you may run into issues such as slower speeds and drops in signal.

4. Security
If privacy and security are important to you, you’ll want to go with the connection which is more difficult to compromise.

In this case, a fibre connection will be safer and more secure, as you have your own dedicated line. This is especially true when it comes to running a business when keeping information confidential is extremely important.

5. Price
For some people, keeping costs low is more important than anything else, especially when you have a tight budget to stick to.

If you’re a single person trying to keep your costs down as you don’t have anyone to spread bill costs with, you’ll want to go for the cheapest option and sacrifice the speed and quality of service in return.

Normally, fibre is more expensive than other broadband options, but this is because of the higher cost of building a fibre network. With traditional broadband, most of the time all of the infrastructure is already there, so it’s just a case of connecting you up or switching your provider.

Whereas, a fibre network needs to be built from scratch as its a new type of cable that needs to go in the ground.

Building the network costs the provider a lot of money, so understandably the upfront costs of fibre will be more, but the more people that join the network can make it more affordable, and month-on-month costs can still be quite competitive.

Broadband vs WiFi vs fibre
It’s the way the internet is delivered to your home.

Worldwide, most broadband connections use a technology called ADSL, however broadband is a general term for internet connection, so it can mean fibre, 4G, wireless, satellite and more.

It’s actually the internet network inside your home, or whatever place you’re in. WiFi is a mini network which broadcasts the internet signal from your router for your devices to connect to wirelessly.

Fun fact – WiFi doesn’t actually stand for anything – it’s actually just the brand name for it. Some people like to think it’s a play on words that relate to Hi-Fi sound systems.

Fibre is an amazing technology that has transformed broadband forever. It is a special type of cable made from fibreglass that allows signals to be sent using the power of light, at the speed of light! Impressive, right? Fibre can transmit data much, much faster than you think.

So if you’ve been thinking the two types of broadband get you roughly the same speed, you’d be wrong.

It can achieve speeds much higher than older types of broadband like ADSL, which uses copper cables and is much slower. A lot of people are on a fibre connection, however only a part fibre one. Our mission is to get unlimited fibre to everyone.

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