100Mbps broadband is brilliant for busy households, where inhabitants are streaming, gaming and downloading simultaneously. We take a look at what's on offer and which providers you can choose from.
What is 100Mbps broadband?
The term '100Mbps broadband' refers to a superfast broadband service with average download speeds of 100 megabytes per second, or above.
A 100Mbps service great if you live in a busy family home or multiple occupancy student household, where a slower broadband connection may struggle to cope with the extra demands being made of it.
100Mbps broadband is especially apt if the inhabitants of your home like to play games online, stream HD or UHD video and download video games and movies. Or do all these things simultaneously.
Can I get 100Mbps broadband deals in my area?
A wide range of household-name providers now offer 100Mbps broadband packages, but availability depends on the area in which you live.
If you enter your postcode into our availability checker, we'll show you the 100Mbps broadband packages on offer at your address.
Which providers offer 100Mbps broadband?
Depending on your location, the range of providers that offer 100Mbps broadband includes:
What are the pros and cons of 100Mbps broadband?
Not sure if 100Mbps broadband is right for you? We've outlined all the good and bad things you need to know about below...
Pros of 100Mbps broadband
- Speedy downloads
- Ideal for large households
- You get more done, faster
- Excellent for online gaming
Cons of 100Mbps broadband
- There will be cheaper broadband deals available
- If you light-usage household, you may end up paying more than you need to
Sources and methodology
*Annual savings based on average monthly bill of £33.99 from nationally representative sample (1000) vs our cheapest monthly cost for superfast broadband (>55Mbs) £18.95/month, May 22. Annual saving: £180.48.
How fast is 100Mbps?
100Mbps broadband is impressively fast and will easily cope with large households of people who are online simultaneously. Even if they're putting major demands on their connection by playing games online or downloading HD movies.
Generally, a good internet speed is considered to be about 25Mbps or above. Those in the 100Mbps+ range are considered to be superfast.
You can always check the speed of your broadband to see how you measure up against any deal, and there are also a number of ways to improve your broadband speed if you feel like you're not getting what's advertised.