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What is Fibre?

Whether you are online for entertainment or strictly for business, there is no doubt that a faster connection will improve your experience. There has been an increase in the use of Fibre in today’s world and more people are moving away from ADSL to Fibre connections. In order to fully understand what makes Fibre so froggin’ awesome we need to take a step back and start with the basics.

What is Fibre?

A fibre optic connection sends data at incredible speeds using fibre optic cables. For data transmission, light pulses are used instead of copper wires and electricity, which is a more efficient method than that of a traditional copper line. A copper line depends purely on the transmission of electrical currents to perform the same function, but as the current travels over a longer distance, the line deteriorates, and the speed becomes slower. Fibre optic cable can manage a higher frequency range and therefore more data can be transmitted.

What is the difference between ADSL and Fibre?

ADSL stands for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. It is a broadband connection that transmits data through the copper wires of existing phone lines. When it comes to broadband speed, ADSL can be unreliable – how much speed you can get depends very much on how far you live from your telephone line pole. The further the telephone pole the slower the speed of your line. Congestion on your line with a copper cable is very common, the higher the traffic speed the slower your download speed.

Fibre broadband is better, faster, and more reliable than that of standard ADSL internet and is delivered to homes and businesses through fibre optic cables. Fibre can handle higher amounts of traffic without affecting your upload or download speed. The Fibre optic cables are less prone to interference, which means there is less risk of disruption to your network and they are resistant to corrosion, which also makes them more durable.

Why choose Fibre?

  1. Fibre is reliable, it can handle more users and more data at a consistently high speed.
  2. You can upload and download files quickly.
  3. No throttling – level up your gaming experience, video chat with friends and family without any buffering.
  4. Connecting your home’s CCTV camera to your Fibre, will allow for you to have full access 24/7 on what is happening around your home and neighbourhood.
  5. You can download a 2 hour HD movie in seconds, compared to waiting 30 minutes with an ADSL line. Fibre offers higher bandwidth than ADSL and can be used for both homes and businesses.

Now that you know the difference and the benefits, it’s time for you to take the leap forward and discover the world of Fibre. With over 140 Internet Service Providers on our network, you can make a choice that will suit your budget. For more information please watch our video.

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