What a few years ago was considered a luxury has become a necessity. I am not talking about just having a computer, I am talking about being connected to broadband internet, although even that is not enough these days.
As technology evolves, so does the way we use it. Some of us like to browse the web reading the news, shopping around and checking emails – in this case you will be looking at getting basic broadband, which is a relatively cheap service.
However those who demand a bit more from their connections will have a whole list of considerations before spelling out their name on the dotted line and signing up for a lengthy contract with one of many UK’s broadband internet providers.
If you like playing computer games, streaming video content or downloading movies or music, you will need high speed internet and very generous (or preferably unlimited) monthly allowances.
It also might be worth looking at fibre optic broadband packages which can give you access to superfast internet. ISPs such as BT or Virgin Media will be able to accommodate to your broadband needs, as their products can reach speeds of up to 120Mbps (Megabits per second).
Broadband internet types
As mentioned before, our thirst to be connected at all times has grown immensely over the years. This led masterminds to cook up new ways how we can access the internet.
While old dial-up connections are slowly facing extinction, mobile, wireless, satellite and fixed-line broadband types are all becoming more widely available.
If you access the World Wide Web through your smartphone or tablet computer on the go, you are using mobile broadband internet from UK providers such as Orange, O2, T-Mobile, Three or Vodafone.
When you use your laptop to go online while enjoying the sunshine in your back garden (happy days!) you are using wireless broadband, hence the lack of pesky wires that always tend to get in the way. All fixed-line providers such as BT, TalkTalk, Plusnet or Sky will throw in a wireless router for a one-off charge (or if you are lucky - for free) with your broadband internet contract.
If you reside in a rural area with not a telephone exchange in sight, you will probably be looking at broadband from a satellite ISP like Tariam. You will need to have certain equipment such as a dish installed, which can sometimes prove to be costly – but for some it is the only way they can get connected to the web.
That’s why SimplifyDigital is here. We will help you understand everything there is to know about broadband internet. Think of us as an encyclopaedia on all things broadband. We will help you find the perfect deal based on where you live. You can even call us – we simplify even the toughest terms. That’s why we’re called SimplifyDigital.