If you are in the market for new broadband connectivity, it can be quite daunting trying to decipher the ins and outs of what different solutions can do for you.
ADSL and Fibre Optic solutions differ vastly in performance, price and technical specification. It’s important to know what separates these technologies and which one is best suited for you.
|Medium||Copper wire||Fibre Optic|
|Capped vs Uncapped||Capped and/or Uncapped||Uncapped|
||Stable and unaffected by weather conditions or distance from the nearest exchange|
|Flexibility||The speed and strenght of an ADSL line is highly dependent on the distance to exchange||Flexible bandwidths, scalability and future proof solution|
|Upload vs Download||Asymmetrical||Symmetrical|
|Suitable for||Email, Internet browsing, small to medium size file transfers and downloads, Skype calls with video||Demanding Internet users, large file transfers and downloads, HD streaming, Video conferencing|