Our three main broadband connection types
What kind of speed can I expect to receive?
There are three main broadband connection types that eir offer:
- Fibre to the Home - This is a direct fibre connection to to your premises and offers the best speeds available (up to 1gbps depending on your broadband package)
- Fibre to the Cabinet - This is a direct fibre connection to your local cabinet and then uses the existing copper cabling to your premises (up to 100mpbs)
- Broadband - This uses copper cabling all the way from the exchange to your premises (up to 24mbps)
On a Fibre to the Home connection you should expect to receive close to the maximum speed your package allows (there is always a little overhead), whereas Fibre to the Cabinet and Broadband speeds will vary based on how close or far you are from your local infrastructure.
Please note, the available broadband connection types will vary depending on the location of your premises, you can check what is available here
What can affect my speed?
The broadband speed you receive is influenced by several factors
- The type of connection you have - Fibre to the Home is faster than Fibre to the Cabinet which in turn is faster than Broadband
- The distance your premises is from the cabinet or exchange - The closer you are the better the speeds will be
- The type of internal network you have - While WiFi is convienient, you will general get quicker and more consistent speeds on a wired network
- Third party equipment can also have an effect on the speeds you receive. Please refer to the manufacturers documentation to see if there are any speed constraints