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Improve Slow Broadband Speed

Diagnosis of broadband and network problems

There are many different types of broadband connections all with their own pro’s and con’s. Understanding broadband technology can help you make an educated choice in which type would be best for you. We look at the three main types of dominating broadband technologies today.

Types of Broadband Connection

  • ADSL – Short for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, is a type of broadband technology where typically the DSLAM or terminating equipment joining you to your ISP’s network  is housed within your local telephone exchange.  ADSL works over longer distances than other types of broadband connection however the further you are from the telephone exchange the less speed (also known as throughput) you will see.
  • FTTC – Short for Fibre to the Cabinet, is a type of broadband technology where the DSLAM is typically only a few hundred meter’s away on the side of the road. FTTC uses VDSL2 technology which is much like ADSL in how it uses a traditional phone line to carry the data. However the DSLAM in this case is much closer to your premises meaning you can usually expect better speed than an ADSL connection. However the performance of VDSL2 drops off dramatically the further you are from the DSLAM.
  • FTTP / FTTH – Short for Fibre to the Premisies or Fiber to the Home, is a type of broadband technology where you are connected to your ISP’s network via direct fibre link. Usually for older premises without service ducting this means the provider would have to perform some groundwork to get the fibre optic cable into your premises. Customer premises using FTTP or FTTH based broadband connections can be many tens of miles from the telephone exchange, this is because there is very little loss and no interference present on this type of connection. Due to this property of fibre optic cables you can expect the greatest level of speed from this type of connection.

Fix Slow Broadband Speed

It is possible that there are local influences which have a contributing factor to your broadband speed. This includes things such as the telephone wiring in your house, telephone extension leads, master socket damage and faulty micro filters just to name a few. Milton Keynes Computers are able to diagnose your slow broadband speed and take appropriate action to remedy this.