There are many variables that could impact your speed when connected to the internet through a wireless network. These include the distance from the modem, the type of construction of your home (i.e. solid walls versus sheetrock) and any other electrical or wireless devices that may cause interference.
Phone calls are great, but sometimes you want to see the person you're speaking to, especially if you rarely get to see them in the flesh. Online video calls and conferences can be data-intensive, and the faster your connection the smoother your experience will be
If you're a serious gamer, you need fast broadband. It can help performance of multiplayer games - ensuring you don't miss the crucial moment in a match on FIFA or a once-in-a-lifetime headshot in Call of Duty. But more importantly, it will let you download the games themselves, extra content and updates and patches very quickly, so you spend more time playing and less time waiting to play.
Renting or buying films over the internet is becoming more and more popular - partly because of how quick Superfast Broadband makes it. With 100Mb Superfast Broadband, for example, you could download a DVD-quality movie in less than a couple of minutes.
For families, or people in shared homes, it’s often frustrating. Your internet gets slower if lots of people are using it all at the same time. But with Superfast Broadband that's less of an issue. Your connection will still get slower, but because it's so much faster to start with, you’re unlikely to notice it.
You’ll see a boost for general browsing but there are some online activities where you’ll really see a difference. Here are just a few:
FLOW Superfast Broadband speeds can go up to 300Mbps for homes depending on where you live.
Yes, you'll need to make sure that someone can let our technician into your home so they can set up your equipment.
Maybe. If you have an existing internet plan from us, you may already have a modem that can handle the Superfast Broadband speeds. However, some older modems may not be able to handle the new speeds and will need to be replaced, which we’ll do free of charge. We’ll discuss this with you when we call to arrange the installation.
You will get the most accurate results when you are connected to the internet via a direct cable from your computer to your cable modem. Connections which depend on wireless may vary and don’t always provide accurate results. The best way to test your service is to connect to the internet directly with a cable connected between your computer and the Internet modem. Make sure you disconnect all other devices that are using the Internet for best results.
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