Fibre optic broadband deals
What is fibre optic broadband?
Fibre optic broadband is faster than traditional ADSL connections, meaning you can browse webpages, play games and stream films faster than ever before. Glass or plastic wires are positioned underground which allow for the faster transfer of data. Most urban areas have access to fibre optic broadband, while some rural areas still struggle with coverage.
How does fibre optic broadband work?
Fibre optic broadband uses cables, made of plastic or glass, which are positioned underground. This improves overall internet speed and service but is not available to everyone.
By contrast, traditional ADSL broadband runs through copper telephone wires which are sometimes overhead. Through copper wires, the broadband speed is lost quickly. This is why ADSL broadband customers will experience different broadband speeds depending on how far their home is from the exchange. Fibre optic broadband customers will lose less speed over long distances and this makes it the perfect option for those looking for super-fast broadband.
Not all providers can offer fibre optic broadband, and not all areas in the UK have the cables in place - particularly villages and small towns in the countryside. You should use a postcode checker to see if your house can be serviced by fibre optic broadband before then searching for fibre optic broadband providers.