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Understanding Fibre Internet Speeds for Residential Customers

Fri 3rd Feb 2023

Fibre internet is a type of broadband internet that uses fibre-optic cables to provide high-speed internet access. The fibre-optic cables are made of glass or plastic and are capable of transmitting data much faster than traditional copper cables. Here's what you need to know about fibre internet speeds:

Mbps: Just like traditional broadband, fibre internet speeds are also measured in Megabits per second (Mbps). The higher the number of Mbps, the faster your fibre internet speed.

Types of Fibre Internet Speeds: Just like traditional broadband, fibre internet speeds can be broken down into download and upload speeds. Download speed refers to the rate at which data is transferred from the internet to your device, while upload speed refers to the rate at which data is transferred from your device to the internet.

Fibre Internet vs. Traditional Broadband: Fibre internet speeds are typically much faster than traditional broadband speeds. For example, fibre internet speeds can range from 100 Mbps to 1000 Mbps or more, while traditional broadband speeds typically range from 5 Mbps to 50 Mbps.

Advantages of Fibre Internet: The main advantage of fibre internet is that it provides faster and more reliable internet speeds. This means you can engage in activities that require high amounts of data transfer, such as online gaming, 4K streaming, and video conferencing, without experiencing lag or buffering.

Measuring Your Fibre Internet Speed: You can measure your fibre internet speed using an online speed test tool. Simply type “internet speed test” into a search engine and choose a reputable website. The test will take a few minutes to complete and will provide you with your current download and upload speeds.


In conclusion, fibre internet provides faster and more reliable internet speeds compared to traditional broadband. Understanding your fibre internet speed is crucial for choosing the right fibre internet package for your needs. Consider your internet usage habits, and if in doubt, opt for a higher speed package to ensure a smooth and enjoyable online experience.

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