Why is speed important?
Broadband speed is measured in megabits per second or ‘Mbps’ and the higher the number of Mbps then the faster your internet connection. Standard broadband connections are around 17Mbps which is usually more than enough if you’re a light internet user and really only use it to check emails, social media and perhaps do your online banking or shopping.
If you’re a gamer or movie buff, then you’ll need a faster connection unless you’re happy to sit through the buffering processing for hours on end. So, if you like everything, now, now, now and can’t wait for the latest film to download, then look for super-fast broadband – you can get speeds of up to 200mbps but the fibre optic cables that this needs, aren’t available everywhere so you’ll only get super-fast if it’s available where you live.