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Do you remember the days of dial-up Internet? Waiting for pictures to load line by excruciating line? Getting disconnected when someone picks up a call on your home phone? Download speed slowing down when it rained?

Thankfully for all of us, the evolution of Internet infrastructure and technology has greatly improved the online experience. Of the available options, fibre broadband – using fibre optic cables – is the most advanced.

Since data is transmitted through light within the cables, connections to the Internet are much faster, experience little to no interference and can handle a much heavier load. This makes a world of difference in modern Internet usage!

1. Watching movies, tv series and other videos

Once upon a time, you would have to leave video files to download overnight – sometimes over multiple days. Trying to stream a video was even more frustrating because not only would it stop to buffer often, it would slow down your connection and affect any other browsing activities.

On fibre broadband, it takes only minutes for a full HD movie to finish downloading, and the increased rate means you can even stream shows to watch while they download. No more having to suffer the buffer!

2. Playing online games

Online games used to be much simpler (think point-and-click) because there was only so much a dial-up connection could safely handle without slowing down or breaking.

Modern connectivity has opened up whole new worlds for gaming – now there are Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games (MMORPGs) which seamlessly connect people worldwide to play together.

Connection speed, denoted in megabits per second (Mbps), has become critical in order to be an accomplished player. With fibre broadband speeds currently in the hundreds and still climbing, users can enjoy minimal lag and a smooth connection – every gamer’s dream.

3. making video calls

Nothing quite beats being able to see and talk to someone in person, but thanks to the Internet, we now have the next best thing – video calls.

However, it’s one thing to have the ability to video call, it’s quite another to video call someone and get a pixelated video or sound that keeps cutting in and out.

Fibre broadband has the capacity to handle heavier demand on your bandwidth, so video calls on a fibre connection are clearer and more seamless. You might as well be talking to the person through a window!

4. Performing transactions

The boom of e-commerce sites in recent years is a testament to the prevalence of online shopping. It’s fast, convenient and you can access a far wider variety of shopping options with a single click.

However, the security of online transactions is dependent on the stability of your connection – what happens if your connection drops right as you click Check Out?

Since fibre optic cables transmit data via light, they are much less susceptible to outside interference (no more network issues during rainy days) and much more reliable. You can shop to your heart’s content and not worry about your money disappearing into the black holes of the Internet.

5. Sharing the connection with multiple devices

“Stop watching movies online! You’re slowing down the whole connection!”

Sound familiar? Internet connections used to be very limited in bandwidth, so any intensive online activity greatly reduces line performance. If you have multiple people using the same line, the limited resources are split even further.

Bandwidth is determined by the height of the frequency range that a cable can carry. Fibre optic cables have much higher bandwidth than traditional copper cables as they carry light, which is a very high frequency signal.

Therefore, fibre broadband can cater to the demands of multiple devices without issue. Now everyone from Grandma to Mike Jr can watch movies to their heart’s content – at the same time!

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