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Types of Broadband

With numerous acronyms and terminology, understanding what different types of broadband exist and what they do can be challenging.

And, although fixed-line broadband is the most widely available and often discussed, there are still areas in the UK where this type of connection is not possible. Our guides will help you discover all about traditional fixed-line broadband as well as new alternatives, so that you can make an informed decision about the type of broadband that best suits your needs.

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Superfast broadband is described by Ofcom as any broadband service that provides speeds of 30Mbps or higher. Covering more than […]

ADSL Broadband

Also known as ‘standard broadband’, an ADSL connection is delivered through copper telephone lines, with average download speeds of 8Mbps. […]

Openreach Network

Unless your broadband service comes from a provider with its own network – such as Virgin Media – you’re likely to be […]

Rural broadband guide

Those fortunate enough to live in the picturesque backdrop of the UK countryside would likely trade little for it. Except, […]

What is Superfast broadband?

Covering more than 96% of the UK, Superfast or ‘Fibre to the Cabinet’ (FTTC) broadband, is the most common type […]

Mobile broadband: what is it and how do I use it?

It’s not an exaggeration to say that we spend a lot of time online, and that for some of that […]

What is satellite broadband and is it any good?

If you live in a rural area, it can be difficult to access the internet through a fixed-line connection. Fibre […]

What is Full Fibre Broadband?

Increasingly popular among homes and businesses as a means to future-proof their broadband technology for decades to come, full fibre […]