24 February 2017
Unlimited broadband is for those of you who want to be able to do more with their internet. Want to be able to download, surf and play games without needing to worry about slow speeds or maximum download limits? This is the deal for you.
Who is it good for?
- If you have multiple users on your network at the same time. For example, multiple laptops, a desktop, games console (PS3, Xbox360 and Wii etc) and a WIFI enabled tablet. Potentially in a family environment, or those who often have LAN (local area network) parties.
- People that really love playing games, online multiplayer, first-person shooters, role playing and other types of games now generally require a constant and consistent internet connection to play. With Unlimited Broadband, not only is this not a problem, your connection will ensure lag won't ruin your online gaming experience.
- Heavy downloaders also benefit. If you want to download music and film in large quantities through peer-to-peer and through other popular sources like Netflix and Spotify, then no need to worry. You'll be able to download and stream files continuously without the fear of your broadband slowing down at peak times .
Fair usage policy and unlimited broadband
Its important to be aware that although a lot of internet service providers strive to give you a true unlimited broadband experience, some packages that are promoted as being “unlimited” are not always completely unlimited.
ADSL broadband lines are only able to transfer a limited amount of data per second and if there are other people in the area around you using the same ADSL lines to transmit data, then you might have to endure slower speeds at peak times.
Since some people use the connection a lot more than others, the fair-usage policy is to ensure that all customers are able to have a reasonable connection speed at all times. This means that extremely heavy users may have their connection speed limited during peak times.
If you'd like to know more, please check our guide on broadband fair-usage-policy.
Compare all ADSL home broadband deals here: ADSL broadband.