How do I know what broadband speed I need?

This very much depends on what you’re going to be using your internet connection for, and before you finally commit to buying a particular broadband package, you should give this some serious consideration.


Standard broadband can be adequate for browsing the web, checking emails, uploading the odd photo to Facebook, and even streaming from BBC iPlayer or Netflix, but it's worth checking you can't get a more affordable superfast deal before committing. 


However, you’ll benefit from a speedier connection if you: 


  • Use your broadband at the same time as other people in your home
  • Regularly download films or large online files
  • Use online TV catch-up services from more than one device
  • Upload videos and other large files to the web
  • Play video games online
  • Use video-calling services in an area where broadband speeds are low. 


Remember, fibre doesn't only offer faster speeds – fibre connections are usually more reliable too. So, it's worth considering upgrading if your standard connection drops out regularly.

Our price-competitive symmetrical network delivers full fibre to the premises, for hypersonic upload AND download speeds as fast as broadband should be. 


Our premium 900Mbps package is 13x faster than the average fibre speeds in the UK*. 

Think the ability to upload 100 Instagram photos in 5 seconds, download a 1-hour TV programme in only 7 seconds or an entire new-release PS5 game in only 14 minutes – all without any buffering worries when you’re trying to work efficiently from home on a video call.


*The reference to how many times faster our broadband service is, is dependent on you being able to access ‘Superfast’ type broadband services of 70Mbps (or less) and selecting or ordering one of our packages at the advertised speed. 


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