What is Superfast Broadband?
A broadband connection is ‘always on’. Unlike with dial-up connections, broadband access to the internet is instant. Broadband means you can use the phone and the computer at the same time and it comes at a fixed price so you can budget for your monthly spend.
But standard broadband cannot always cope with the requirements placed on it by modern families, who like to use the internet to do a variety of things – from watching catch up TV, streaming films, uploading photos, or enjoying online gaming.
Today’s offices are increasingly reliant on the internet to carry out their day to day business. Connectivity is vital to productivity.
Superfast broadband is just what it says – faster.
A single superfast broadband connection enables different devices to connect to it at the same time. So whether you are working or playing, Superfast broadband means everyone can enjoy high speed internet connectivity at the same time.
What speed do I need?
The broadband speed you need will depend on what you want to do and how many people there are using your internet connection at the same time.
|768 - 1.5 mbps||Basic email, slow web browsing, voice over internet protocol|
|1.5 - 3 mbps||Streaming music, internet television (eg iPlayer), video, remote surveillance, telecommuting|
|3 - 6 mbps||File sharing small/medium files|
|6 - 10 mbps||Online gaming, video on demand (eg LoveFilm)|
|10 - 25 mbps||Telemedicine, remote education, high definition|
|25 - 50 mbps||HD video surveillance|
|50 - 100 mbps||Video conferencing, remote supercomputing|
|> 100 mbps||Real time data collection, real time medical image consultation|
The faster your broadband speed, the quicker all these activities will be. With superfast broadband you receive a consistent reliable service regardless of the number of people using the internet in your home so one person can be shopping whilst another is watching catch-up tv.
Why should I register?
The internet speed you have at the moment may be sufficient for what you need, but as technology advances, people and organisations will be doing more online. This means that the need for speed will increase.
Registration helps us to identify the level of potential demand for improved broadband in your area, there is no obligation to subscribe to services once they are available.
Superfast broadband is important to businesses in your local area, if they are to grow and prosper. So by registering you are helping your local economy. You can register via the links below: