If you're not sure what fibre optic broadband and ADSL broadband are, we're here to help. We explain how these different broadband connections work and the kinds of internet speeds you could get depending on where you live.
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What is fibre optic broadband?
Fibre optic broadband is a type of high-speed broadband connection. Our article explains what fibre broadband is and how fibre to cabinet (FTTC) broadband works.
Fibre broadband availability and connections
Whether you can get fibre broadband and the speed it will be, depends on where you live. We explain what's involved in setting up fibre optic broadband in your home.
What is ADSL broadband?
ADSL broadband uses phone lines to connect you to the internet. We use it for our Unlimited Broadband package. Our article explains what ADSL broadband is, the kind of internet usage it's suitable for and what ADSL2 is.
ADSL speeds and connections
ADSL broadband works with your existing phone line. Our article explains what can affect the ADSL broadband speed where you live. We show you how ADSL connections work, and why this impacts how fast your broadband can be.
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