Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2016


Fibre enabled? Don’t forget to order a fibre broadband service!


If fibre broadband is available on your line you will need to upgrade your current broadband service or purchase a new fibre broadband package.

You can either contact your current provider to discuss upgrading or go to the Fastershire website to choose which internet service provider has the package that suits you best.

Which package is right for me?

There's a wide range of Internet Service Providers (ISP) offering fibre broadband packages, so how do you choose the package that's best for you?

It may help to consider the following when looking at the many packages that are available:-

  1. What speed do you need? – many providers offer a range of packages offering different speeds (subject to speed availability on the line). Packages that offer 30Mbps are generally suitable for the average internet user, so family member can download music, stream live TV and webchat at the same time. If you are a heavier user, downloading large files on a regular basis then higher download speeds may be more suitable.
  2. Contract term – longer contracts tend to mean cheaper prices. Can you commit to a 24 month contract, or does a short term contract suit your circumstances?
  3. Usage allowance – is there a monthly usage allowance? Is your usage likely to be within this? If not it is worth checking out the fair usage policy?
  4. Installation charges – what do you need to pay to connect your service?

There are a number of price comparison sites where you can compare prices and features of numerous packages.

Visit the Fastershire website to view some providers.

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) - click here.

Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) - click here.


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