What is fibre?

Fibre is the best broadband available on our network, delivering the fastest speeds. A dedicated and consistently reliable connection means everyone can do what they want, when they want, without interruption. Both copper - which you will have traditionally used to get online - and fibre provide a dedicated fixed line to your house - they just use different technology to do it. Copper transmits data via electrical signals while fibre sends data as pulses of light. 

Fibre performance doesn’t degrade over distance, so your broadband speed is consistent no matter how near or far your home or business is located from the exchange or cabinet. With fibre plans of 100Mbps or more, you can use multiple devices simultaneously to watch, listen, play, post, work and chat all at the same time without any loss of quality or buffering.

Because it’s a new technology, home and medical alarms that run over your older copper phone line can be affected when you upgrade to fibre. If you have alarm services, let your broadband provider know so we can take the right steps to keep them working when you switch from copper to fibre.

Why get fibre?
Fibre provides a reliable, consistent experience even at the busiest time of day. With a dedicated line just for you, it isn’t just about getting things done online much faster. It’s about multiple people being able to do everything they like online, all at the same time.

1. Reliability
Fibre provides a great experience with consistent speeds and no buffering even at the busiest time of day.

2. Capacity
Dedicated capacity for multiple devices to watch, listen, play, post, work, and chat all at the same time, without any loss of quality.

3. Fastest speeds
The faster your connection, the faster data moves through it. Which means you can do more in a shorter space of time.