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What is Standard Broadband?


Standard broadband, or ADSL, uses the copper phone line network to deliver your broadband connection. This means that almost everyone can get broadband service, even in the most hard-to-reach parts of the UK. The speed of standard broadband can vary, because, with copper wires, your broadband speed is affected by your distance from the cabinet. This means that the further you are from the cabinet, the more likely that your broadband speed will slow down.

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Download speeds of up to 24Mbps

Standard broadband is more suited to browsing but download speeds of 24 Mbps mean you can download a 4K movie in 78 minutes or 100 of your favourite songs in four and a half minutes. 


Perfect for email and web browsing

Standard can handle surfing the web and checking your email, but if you want to stream the latest box set, connect more than one device at once, or enjoy glitch-free video calls, it’s a good idea to consider Superfast, GFast, or Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband. 

Find out about Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband
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Upload speeds of up to 1.4Mbps

At this speed, you can upload a 2GB file in 3.2 hours. It’s not the fastest but it can get the job done. 

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Your choice of phone line

It’s possible to get Standard with an analogue or digital phone line. Check with your service provider to find out what phone line options they offer and then choose whichever suits you best.

Find out about Digital Phone Lines
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A large selection of service providers

Over 650 service providers use our network, including Sky, BT, Vodafone, TalkTalk, Zen, and Plusnet, so you can always choose the broadband package that suits you best.

What happens next?


Over 650 service providers use our network, and if you’re switching your Standard broadband from one to another, it should be a simple process. You probably won’t need an engineer visit, and you may not even need a new router. Check with your service provider when you place an order, and they’ll let you know. If you do need a new router, simply wait for it to arrive, plug it in, and you’ll be ready to go.

If you’re switching from a different network provider, you might need an engineer to visit your home. Ask your service provider and they’ll arrange an appointment, if you need one, when you place your order.


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