Whether you’re working, socialising, or relaxing at home, the last thing you’ll want to deal with is a dodgy connection and constant buffering. That’s why more and more people are choosing to switch to fibre broadband.
After taking the UK by storm, fibre broadband is now being rolled out across the Isle of Man. Here at Wi-Manx, we’re excited to announce that we can now offer fibre broadband to homes across the island, allowing residents to benefit from faster and more reliable connectivity.
We also have recently launched our Fibre availability checker, so that you can find out if it’s available in your postcode, or when it is due to be rolled out.
Delivering an Internet connection over fibre optic cables rather than copper lines, fibre broadband represents the next generation of connectivity. Fibre optic cables are able to transfer information a lot faster than traditional copper wires, transmitting data through pulses of light rather than electrical signals and allowing your data to get from A to B much quicker.
There are two main types of fibre broadband:
1. Faster Speeds
Fibre broadband can offer a faster connection than copper lines, harnessing fibre optic technology to transfer data at light speed. You can choose from various bandwidths and different speeds depending on your requirements, ensuring your internet connection is always fit for purpose.
With old copper lines, things like extreme weather and line length all impact connection quality. Thanks to its fibre optic technology, fibre broadband ultimately offers a more reliable connection and is less prone to interference and dropouts, allowing you to video call, stream and browse with confidence.
We all know how frustrating it can be when you sit down to stream a movie or TV show… and then it starts to buffer. This occurs when your internet connection is too slow and struggles to download the video data in real-time. Switching to fibre and its faster download speeds will allow you to watch your movies or shows in peace.
4.Better Picture Quality
Lower bandwidth and slow network performance can result in pixelation or buffering- not ideal when you’re trying to enjoy the latest blockbuster in style. Fibre broadband is absolutely essential for anyone looking to stream content in 4K or ultra-high definition.
From smartphones and iPads to games consoles and Smart TVs, the average household will have multiple devices connected to the internet. With all these devices fighting for bandwidth, it can affect your internet connection. Fibre allows you to connect multiple devices to the Internet without sacrificing quality.
If you’re looking for faster and more reliable broadband, why not make the switch to fibre with Wi-Manx? We want all island residents to benefit from a premium internet connection; that’s why we offer a range of fibre packages to suit all needs and budgets.
Up to 100Mbps download speeds
Up to 20Mbps upload speeds
Up to 200Mbps download speeds
Up to 50Mbps upload speeds
Up to 500Mbps download speeds
Up to 100Mbps upload speeds
Up to 1000Mbps download speeds
Up to 200Mbps upload speeds
Broadband speed is measured in Mbps (megabits per second). The higher the megabits per second, the faster your broadband connection will be. Not everyone will need the fastest fibre broadband speed. When it comes to deciding what broadband speed is right for you and your home, there are several things you need to consider:
The speed you’ll need will very much depend on what you use your internet connection for. If you only use the internet for things like browsing, checking emails or online banking, you’ll only need minimal Mbps. Those that enjoy frequently streaming or online gaming will need a higher speed to avoid a slow connection and buffering. Determining your activity levels and that of your household will help you to select the right speed for your home.
Considering the number of users on your Internet connection is also important. If you’re a larger household with multiple users and devices, you may want to opt for a higher speed. This will ensure that your broadband connection will be able to handle the extra activity, without a noticeable drop in connection quality. Smaller houses of 1-3 people will be able to get away with opting for a cheaper package and fewer Mbps.
If you have a 4K TV and want to take advantage of superior picture quality, a higher speed will probably be the best option for you. For standard definition streaming, you’ll need fewer Mbps and can opt for a lower broadbands speed. Gaming consoles such as PS and XBOX will also benefit from a faster internet connection.
If you’re looking to switch to fibre broadband, get in touch with Wi-Manx today. We can offer fibre installation to homes across the island. We understand that you have a choice of fibre provider; that’s why we work hard to set ourselves apart from other broadband suppliers.
Free Router And Installation
With a free Fritz!box router and free installation on a 24-month contract, you can upgrade to fibre broadband with zero upfront costs.
All our broadband packages are totally unlimited, so you can browse, stream, email and game in confidence.
Our friendly expert engineers will ensure your fibre connection is installed without a hitch.
Excellent Customer Service
At Wi-Manx, we put customer experience first, ensuring you always receive a service you’re happy with.
Proudly 100% Manx
Here at Wi-Manx, we’re proud to be 100% locally owned and experienced in delivering broadband solutions to thousands of homes just like yours.
Wi-Manx is a locally owned home phone and broadband supplier, keeping the island connected with reliable connectivity and quality voice solutions.
To find out more about your fibre broadband packages and to see if the service is available in your area, get in touch with our team today.