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News archive: Broadband Service Speed Test Demonstration Tool

May 28th, 2012
Author: Chris Conder
Posted In: Archive News

Sometimes it’s quite hard to understand all the megabits and gigabits so a visual representation of what the different broadband speeds and services would be quite useful.

Well it so happens that Fibre To The Home Council have created a handy little simulation tool that allows you to enter your current speeds for upload and download then select a scenario for broadband use such as downloading a film, uploading photos and so on.  Clicking on the “Start” button will commence a simulation of how fast (or slow) the upload and download will be on the various different services in comparison to your own. The following image shows the final result from a previous test.

FTTH Simulation Test Result Screen

FTTH Simulation Test Result Screen

The closest match to the B4RN service is “FTTH Advanced”, however this is 700Mbs upload and B4RNs will be 1Gbs (1000Mbs), so in other words, better than the best on this page.

You can try the simulation for yourself by following this link. The speed comparisons really are amazing.

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We juggle two jobs from home, and it’s just been a game-changer. Just sign up! It’s the best internet service I’ve ever received, and I’ve moved a thousand times!
Georgiana, Dentdale
It has allowed us to improve our farm business through the implementation of Wi-Fi heat detection ankle bands on our herd, and thus improving our business productivity.
Heather Whalley, Farmer
OMG it is amazing! I don’t want to go back to London, which was faster than here, but not now! Just to say a BIG THANK YOU to all you guys, what a great thing you are doing. I’m shocked not everyone is signing up!
Customer in Norfolk
After lambing 1300 ewes a good film is what I want to watch and because we have B4RN that is no problem. Just enables me and my family to get on.
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