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Top 10 things you need to know about broadband

  • Broadband is generally 10x faster than using an ordinary phoneline i.e. dialup.
  • You can use your phone while connected to broadband.
  • The lowest speed broadband is 256kps. This is 5x faster than when using an ordinary phone line but is probably not enough if you are in a rush to download music and movie files. If you can afford it we recommend going for 500kps if you are downloading a lot.
  • There are a lot of broadband providers out there, all with different connection speeds and prices, don’t settle for the . Use the top10 broadband list to select the provider you want.
  • Most Broadband providers include a number of email addresses.
  • You usually get more webspace with broadband.
  • Free connection and free modem are often available, but this may tie you into a 12 month contract.
  • Broadband allows the possibility of other computers seeing yours. Make sure you use a firewall and anti virus software. Make sure you keep these upto date as well as your windows updates.
  • Broadband allows you to easily download movies and listen to radio online.
  • You do not need to change your telephone number to receive broadband.
  • Most BT service should be supported, including Call Waiting, Call Return and Caller Display.
  • Broadband migration can be up to 5-6 working days. New requests can be slightly longer.

Top 10 frequently asked questions about broadband

  • What is broadband?

  • Why should I get broadband?

  • Can I get broadband from anywhere in the country?

  • How much will it cost?

  • What kinds of broadband are out there?

  • How can I get broadband?

  • Which of the broadband providers should I use?

  • Can I try it before I buy it?

  • How fast will my broadband connection be?

  • What is a contention ratio?