UK has made its transition from dial up to ADSL and LLU. They have made the move from dial up to a faster fiber optic system. UK broadband consumers are getting the best deals since there is a lot of competition in the market. Each broadband network provider is looking to get a bigger customer base and thus the warfare amongst them.
The established telecommunication giants are BT, Sky and Virgin Media followed by upcoming providers such as Plusnet, Talk Talk, O2, Orange, BE etc.
Broadband provided through ADSL line requires a telephone line. Thus the speed depends the distance of the person who is using the broadband connection and the telephone exchange. The further the distance the slower is the speed of the internet connection. Another important point to note is that during peak hours the speed is faster and during downtimes the speed is faster. Thus users usually download during off peak hours.
Broadband provided through ADSL has a speed of 20 mbps whilst the fiber optics have a speed of 40mpbs to 50bps. The British government is trying its best to expand broadband internet services in the UK. Broadband connectivity is already very popular in the city areas however the government is trying to popularize it in the rural areas too. The broadband network provider BT has plans to provide internet connections in almost 41 towns making 3 million residential customers and businesses enjoy broadband at a higher speed such as the 40 mbps.
Before making an attempt to get broadband connection one must always make the decision of whichever package is best for them. If someone’s lifestyle including work is entirely based upon broadband then they should go for a higher speed. Otherwise if someone is based on the internet only for communication such as e-mails and contact with friends and family with voice mail then they can go for a lower speed and thus cheaper rate. All types and variations are available by the broadband service providers.
If anyone is confused then BT Broadband and Sky Net are popular for providing broadband in every way. BT Broadband offers 3 levels of broadband services viz. BT Total Broadband Option 1, BT Total Broadband Option 2 and BT Total Broadband Option 3 at a uniform download speed of up to 20 Mbps while their usage limits do vary. Similarly Sky Broadband is offered through two levels viz Sky Broadband Everyday and Sky Broadband Unlimited with speeds up to 20 Mbps.
People thus should make informed decisions before purchasing a broadband connection. Since lots of options are available they should take up whatever is applicable for them. This might require a certain amount of research. Noticing the advertisements properly and looking out for the best deals is also an effective option.