you want to know if you NEED broadband then you have to think that
it isn't like food and water where you really do need them but instead
a great tool that is available to you if you want. If you have Internet
already and don't know if you need to make the change from dial
up Internet to broadband then to be honest the prices are so similar
between the 2 that it just makes logical sense to make the switch.
the time of writing this, BT
offer anytime dial up Internet access for £15.99 per month, they
also offer 2mb broadband for £17.99 per month. So for £2
per month extra you can use the Internet up to 40 times faster than
you can via dial up and also use the telephone line at the same
time. Not only that, but broadband prices are continually dropping
and the leading broadband
providers are making better and more attractive deals available.
may consider that you are quite happy with standard dial up Internet
access, but for much faster speeds of surfing & downloading
you are opening up more of the Internet to explore that was not
previously really possible to do with dial up Internet access.
I need broadband?
Cost - The cost of broadband is continually dropping. You
can get broadband from about just £10 per month.
- Standard broadband is 10 times faster than dial up but broadband
speeds are continuing to be increased with 8Mb available to many
customers from their broadband providers. 24Mb broadband is available
now with ADSL2+
and speeds of 50Mb are available from Virgin
broadband as they use fibre
You can test
your broadband speed to see what speed you are receiving.
& Internet - You can use both the telephone and the Internet
at the same time without interrupting the service to either if you
have broadband. No longer do you need to tie up the phone line or
get another telephone line installed so calls can be made or received
if the Internet is in use.
broadband - If you regularly travel around the country or don't
have a telephone line but want or need Internet access then mobile
broadband might be the ideal solution. Mobile broadband allows you
a broadband connection from wherever your mobile broadband provider
has network coverage. As the mobile
broadband providers are run by the mobile phone companies then
this means that you will have good network coverage all around the
view what broadband deals are available try using our broadband
comparison tool that allows you to compare a number of different
broadband providers with the deals they have available.