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Comparing Broadband plans can be complex. When assessing whether a broadband plan is suitable for you, keep these things in mind:
Consider more than price alone when doing your next broadband comparison and ensure you get an internet plan that is right for you.
Depending on what you will be using your connection for, you will need to consider what kind of speeds you will need. It will also make a difference if you are a residential or business customer.
ADSL2+ have a variable speed based on the distance from the exchange, traffic, modem and line quality.
ADSL2+ connections provide much faster downloads than standard ADSL and some cable connections. Average ADSL speeds offered are between 1500kbps and 8Mbps. Cable internet offers high speed internet with most plans offering speeds of up to 10Mbps. Wireless and mobile broadband connections tend to have slower speeds than ADSL and cable broadband.
Many broadband providers, allocate their customers an ‘allowance’ of downloadable data during specific time periods.
During ‘off-peak’ periods, the amount of data you are permitted to download will generally be larger than during ‘peak’ periods. Depending on your internet provider, peak and off-peak time periods will differ.
In general, an off-peak period is usually somewhere between the hours of 10pm – 6am. Whereas, peak periods are generally between the hours of 8am – 10am and 6pm – 9pm, respectively.
Depending on the type of broadband connection and the service provider you choose, varying contract lengths will be in place. Contracts can range anywhere from 0 to 24 months.
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