What Is A Fibrecity?

Fibrecity (our partner) is offering to connect your home to the UK’s fastest communications network. The connection is capable of delivering next generation services, and it is free of charge.

The Fibrecity® network is completely and utterly optic fiber cable capable of speeds in excess of 100Mbps – this is tens to hundreds of times faster than any other broadband connection currently on offer. Other communications networks are slowed down by having to connect to older, copper networks which slow down the speed a lot.

You can use this link to check your internet speed at any time

Here is how it works:

What is the speed test used for?

A speed test measures the speed of your Internet connection. Whatever your subscription (ADSL, fiber optic, satellite …), your access to the Internet is at a certain speed measured in Megabits (Mbit / s) or in Kilobits per second (Kbit / s). The higher the throughput, the better your connection. It is the speed of your bandwidth that determines how long you will need to download and send data over the Internet.

What are Kilobits Vs Megabits?

The megabit is a computer measurement unit corresponding to one million bits. A megabit (Mbit abbreviation) corresponds to 1000 Kilobits. A megabit per second, therefore, corresponds to a volume of data transmitted in one second. Be careful not to mix “bits” and “bytes”! The byte is another 8-bit computer measurement unit.

A high-performance ADSL connection allows you to download up to 20 Mbit / s, which corresponds to 2.5 MB per second. Although the two are linked, we speak instead in Megabits per second to measure the throughput, and more in MegaOctets to quantify a volume of data.

What influences the speed of your connection?

Internet service providers always communicate on packages up to XX Mbit / s by taking the maximum theoretical value available on their networks. Nevertheless, this does not guarantee in any way that your connection will be as fast!

The performance of the throughput depends on several factors: the technical eligibility of your home, your computer hardware (PC, modem), your local network (Wifi, PLC, RJ45 cables ….) and the quality of service of your operator Clamping, overloads, interconnections …).

Still slow?

You may have a slow PC or Macintosh which is why we recommend that you either upgrade your hardware or try to speed up your software by following a guide on these resources!

For Mac users :

For Windows users :

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