The EU has since defined ‘superfast’ as download speeds of 30Mbps or above, and the technology we’re using to roll out the majority of superfast connections will achieve this. It will provide download speeds of up to 80Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20Mbps – but speeds will differ according to a range of factors.

 

 

What will higher speeds mean in practice?

Superfast Broadband makes web browsing, working online, gaming and entertainment streaming much quicker and smoother. Downloading films, music and other large files and forms is much faster. And several people can use the connection at the same time without causing noticeable slowdown.

Upload speeds are also significantly higher with fibre, so it’s great for people who work from home and need to send large files – and for businesses with their own premises.

 

What speeds can I expect?

You can ask your internet service provider (ISP) about this when the time comes to place your order for Superfast Broadband. And when you’re connected, you can test your connection at any time of day or night with a simple online speed test.