Is full fibre broadband any use for homeowners?

Is full fibre broadband expensive? And is it worth the money? I hear you can download films really quickly, but are there any real benefits for home users?

Asked by Lou on 13th Feb 2023
Expert Trade Answers
"Only if the fibre runs all the way from the exchange to your property, which at the moment they do not so therefore the answer would be no. Standard sky at £27 a month and average speed of 40 MB per second is ample for any streaming service of any definition. Thanks, Geoff"
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
"Depending on what you are using it for.
Streaming content and gameplay do no require it but if you are running a server it will beneficial. 100 Mbit is usually plenty.
Of course higher speeds mean faster download of huge files. But is is all down to the needs."
Answered on 13th Feb 2023 - Member since Oct 2022 - report
"Full-fibre broadband can be more expensive than traditional broadband options that use copper or coaxial cables to deliver internet services. However, the cost of full-fibre broadband has been decreasing in recent years as more providers have entered the market and competition has increased. Additionally, the cost of full-fibre broadband may vary depending on your location, the speed and data limits you require, and the specific provider you choose.

As for whether full-fibre broadband is worth the money, it depends on your individual needs and usage habits. While faster download and upload speeds can make streaming video and downloading files more convenient, there are additional benefits to full-fibre broadband that may make it worthwhile for some users."
Answered on 7th Mar 2023 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"i would reccomend bt fibre 1gb this is what we use"
Answered on 15th Feb 2023 - Member since Jan 2023 - report
"All depends on your speeds that you get at the moment. If you get over 50meg then I wouldn't worry to much. If you have loads of TV all streaming and computers, like ps5, xbox them more speed would help as long as you can hardwire them to the router. If you can't I would suggest a mesh network to help with the WiFi around the house."
Answered on 13th Feb 2023 - Member since Dec 2014 - report
"Hi general internet surfing you won’t notice much difference downloading content will be faster,but if your an online gamer you will see a difference in your online gaming experience"
Answered on 7th Mar 2023 - Member since Feb 2023 - report
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