Broadband Speed Test

If you’re experiencing connectivity issues, running a broadband speed test could identify what ois causing the problem. Your provider may even be able to offer a discount or a refund if your connection isn’t repaired within a certain timeframe

Broadband Speed Test

If you’re experiencing connectivity issues, running a broadband speed test could identify what ois causing the problem. Your provider may even be able to offer a discount or a refund if your connection isn’t repaired within a certain timeframe

Confused?

We’ve answered some of the most common broadband questions

What is ADSL?

ADSL is the technical name given to the slowest type of broadband available. (Typically with average speeds of around 11 Mbps and a maximum speed of around 17 Mbps). ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) – This type of broadband is delivered through copper wires. 

What is Fibre Broadband?

Fibre broadband is delivered to your home through fibre optic cabling. If you live in a remote area, this type of broadband may not be available yet.

What are ‘average speeds’?

Average speeds are so called because the provider (or ISP) must advertise their “Average speeds achievable for 50% of their customers between the hours of 8pm to 10pm”. This is the peak time for broadband usage.

Which type of broadband is the fastest?

Fibre optic broadband is the fastest broadband product available in the UK market. While Virgin Media and Hyperoptic have the fastest deals available, availability is lower than we’d like.

What is an ISP?

An ISP is an Internet Service Provider. The ISPs we work with such as BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky can all be found in our broadband comparison tables.

Who are OFCOM?

Ofcom are the governing body that regulate the telecommunications industry. The broadband sector falls into that category. You can learn more about Ofcom at their website.

Confused?

We’ve answered some of the most common broadband Questions

What is ADSL?

ADSL is the technical name given to the slowest type of broadband available. (Typically with average speeds of around 11 Mbps and a maximum speed of around 17 Mbps). ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) – This type of broadband is delivered through copper wires. 

What is Fibre Broadband?

Fibre broadband is delivered to your home through fibre optic cabling. If you live in a remote area, this type of broadband may not be available yet.

What are ‘average speeds’?

Average speeds are so called because the provider (or ISP) must advertise their “Average speeds achievable for 50% of their customers between the hours of 8pm to 10pm”. This is the peak time for broadband usage.

Which type of broadband is the fastest?

Fibre optic broadband is the fastest broadband product available in the UK market. While Virgin Media and Hyperoptic have the fastest deals available, availability is lower than we’d like.

What is an ISP?

An ISP is an Internet Service Provider. The ISPs we work with such as BT, TalkTalk, Virgin and Sky can all be found in our broadband comparison tables.

Who are OFCOM?

Ofcom are the governing body that regulate the telecommunications industry. The broadband sector falls into that category. You can learn more about Ofcom at their website.