By Danielle Skinner, Digital Marketing Executive at Aspect IT
THE world is becoming increasingly reliable on the internet. Whether it’s for business or personal use, we all want a fast and reliable internet connection.
Many tech and IT professionals highly recommend fibre optic broadband for faster and more reliable internet access.
Here, we discuss why people think fibre broadband is a good idea.
What is Fibre Broadband?
Fibre broadband uses fibre optic cables in place of traditional copper wire and is designed to transmit larger volumes of data across a greater distance, resulting in faster download speeds.
Depending on the provider and your location, fibre is used right up to the telecoms cabinet on your street, with copper wire only used from this cabinet to your building. Some providers can provide fibre all the way to your building.
Who uses Fibre Broadband and why?
Businesses most commonly use fibre broadband because they have numerous employees that require access to an internet connection and telephones.
While lines commonly operate through copper wires to transmit data, with fibre cables, the amount of copper wires in the system is significantly reduced, improving data capacity and therefore access speed.
It is recommended that you use fibre broadband if:
- Three or more people are likely to use the same internet connection at once.
- You have several devices connected to the internet.
- You stream a lot of music or TV.
- Your family plays online games.
- You regularly download large files.
- You work remotely at home and connect to your office network.
Why it is a good idea
If any of the above are applicable to you, then you need fibre broadband and not an ADSL line. People are becoming more dependent on the internet which is why technologists are continuously working to find ways in which we can make connections quicker.
If you are a business owner, it is good practice to keep yourself informed of the latest innovations in technology. This means you can take advantage of possible new ways of doing business. Also, you ensure your systems are going to be scalable, for example, ADSL lines will eventually be phased out.
If you’re unsure, call us to be sure! We can offer professional advice on how you can improve your current internet connection. Contact us today on 0161 241 9050.