A week into lockdown one in five people remain worried about broadband coverage and quality with so many people at home. And as we live and work at home during lockdown, we are asking more of our home broadband than ever before, and we probably need it more than ever before too!
If your broadband connection has been struggling during lockdown, it may be time to consider upgrading your fibre broadband plan. Especially if you have multiple people in your home working remotely, streaming content or gaming all at the same time.
In most cases, if you already have fibre broadband set up at your home, switching or upgrading plans can be handled remotely without a visit from a technician. This means you can upgrade your fibre broadband plan during lockdown. Unfortunately if you don’t already have fibre broadband installed in your property, in most cases you will need to wait until lockdown is finished to install broadband. Learn more here
If you’re new to fibre broadband plans, you may be interested to know that all fibre broadband plans are not created equal. Fibre broadband packages often start at either “Fibre 100” or “Fibre 200” packages – which deliver average speeds up to 100mb/s or 200mb/s.
For most people Fibre 100 or Fibre 200 broadband plans will be more than adequate for normal family broadband use - streaming HD or 4k videos, browsing the web, using social media, streaming music and gaming online. If your home fibre broadband is struggling during lockdown, it may be time to consider upgrading to a Gigabit broadband plan.
Gigabit broadband plans offer serious speed – allowing you to download an entire HD digital movie (with an average size of 14GB) in a little under 2 minutes, or download a 4MB song in around 0.03 seconds. If you are working or studying from home, you can send massive chunks of data and files across the internet, faster than you can write the data to a thumb drive or USB stock.