also known as ADSL,
is a way for people to connect to the internet. Broadband offers
much greater speeds than were available by connecting to the Internet
through dial up. Broadband offers "Always On" availability
that means users no longer have to connect and disconnect from the
Internet and they can use as much or as little as they want for
a monthly price.
in the UK is growing at a great pace and the number of deals from
providers makes things very attractive!
wasn't that long ago that most users to the Internet were paying
up Internet access and connecting through a 56k modem. Now,
just a few years on we are already seeing up to 24mb
broadband available with the introduction of ADSL2+
and on the fibre broadband front we are seeing 50Mb
broadband from Virgin
Media.To most all the number, figures and jargon surrounding
broadband can be a bit confusing but then most people don't have
a real need to know about it all and how
it works so we are here to make that job that bit simpler for
can check what broadband
speeds and what broadband deals are available with them
by selecting what speed broadband you would like to use. Standard
broadband is 512k which is 10 times faster than dial up, although
providers are offering much faster speeds than this now!
connecting at 2Mb
all the different broadband speeds available these are usually theoretical
maximum speeds, you can check how fast your broadband is running
at by using our free broadband
speed test which will show you your download and upload
hope to help you make the right choice for your broadband
provider and also help to make sure you can get it set up and
working right so you don't have much of a problem.
the UK the take up of mobile
broadband has seen a huge increase and is becoming ever
more popular as the prices start to come down and faster speeds
become available. Mobile broadband is a part of broadband that will
be vitally important as it opens up being able to use broadband
from almost anywhere that there is a network connection from the
provider. The providers of mobile broadband are the mobile phone
companies who already have extensive moble networks across the UK
so most users will be able to get good coverage.
Mobile broadband is available on fixed rate contracts or as pay
as you go mobile broadband.
starters, if you are wondering what the costs of broadband are then
you need not worry, the cost of broadband is continuing to drop
and prices are already in some cases as low or lower than dial
up Internet has cost! You can compare
broadband providers on this site to help you find out the best
deals and offers available.
simple guidelines should help you make the right decision when you
come to make your choice of broadband provider because everyone
has slightly different requirements and needs from broadband. The
occasional user who doesn't do much downloading probably needs a
different deal than the person who does lots of downloading and
uses the Internet frequently.
a brief help users who are just going to be using the Internet for
general surfing and emails are not going to need high bandwidth
(bandwidth is the amount of data that is used by downloading and
uploading) deals, but users who are going to be downloading lost
of music and videos are going to need higher bandwidth deals or
bandwidth. Users who take out unlimited bandwidth deals should
note that although there is no caps on the bandwidth users can use
providers do implement fair
usage policys that are targeted at those users who use excessive
amounts of bandwidth, for the majority of users this will never
be a problem or issue.
guide to help you with any questions you have to broadband related
broadband being "always on" there can be an increased
chance of security issues although there is nothing hugely to worry
about if you follow our Internet
security advice you should find you have little or no problems