In the online world that everybody exists in these days, good quality internet speeds are more important than ever.
Whether you work online, rely on the internet for your business, or simply enjoy staying in touch with friends via the web, a decent internet connection has never been more important.
In terms of internet connectivity and speeds, we’ve come a long way over the years. Now the next stage in internet connection is here – fibre optic broadband.
This type of broadband brings with it a range of benefits that previous internet connections did not. So, what are the benefits of fibre optic broadband?
Much higher internet speeds
Where ADSL broadband, the type that we’ve been using for a number of years, offers speeds of around 24 BM per second, fibre optic broadband eclipses that.
Fibre connections can give users speeds of up to 100 MB per second – more than four times as fast, and getting quicker all the time. By running a wifi speed check, users can confirm the accuracy of this claim.
Allows for multiple users
We’ve all been there – you’re trying to watch a film or TV programme over the internet, only for someone else to switch on Skype and drain the bandwidth.
With fibre optic broadband this is not an issue. While ADSL broadband struggles to cope with multiple users, fibre optic is able to support several computers without a noticeable change in speed.
The best is yet to come
While fibre optic users are currently enjoying speeds of around 100 MB per second, experts are hoping this will be boosted to a whopping 300 MB per second by the end of 2013.