seethelight's broadband is ultrafast, as it runs across a fibre to the home network; otherwise known as 'pure fibre'.
Superfast is typically defined as 30Mbps and above, and ultrafast is 300Mbps and above.1
Other broadband providers in the UK typically supply either copper or fibre to the cabinet broadband; both slower than fibre to the home and not as reliable.
Broadband is delivered using standard copper lines. The further you live from the telephone exchange, the slower your broadband will be. Ofcom reports average speeds are up to 17Mbps.1
A mixture of fibre and copper cables. Copper is used from the cabinet so the further you live from the cabinet, the slower your broadband will be.
Fibre optic cables run directly into your home, literally at the speed of light! Copper cables are not used at all. seethelight utilises FTTH!
|File Type||File Size||300Mbps Ultrafast Fibre to the home||60Mbps Superfast Fibre to the home||30Mbps Superfast Fibre to the cabinet||17Mbps Copper|
|10 track album||80MB||2.5 seconds||11 seconds||22 seconds||38 seconds|
|1 hour TV programme||1.5GB||40 seconds||3 minutes 30 seconds||7 minutes||12 minutes|
|DVD movie||4.7GB||2 minutes||10 minutes and 30 seconds||21 minutes||37 minutes|
|Blu-ray 1080p HD movie||25GB||11 minutes 30 seconds||1 hour||2 hours||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Xbox One/PS4 video game||40GB||18 minutes||1 hour 30 minutes||3 hours||5 hours 30 minutes|
|Ultra HD 4K movie||100GB||45 minutes||3 hours 45 minutes||7 hours 30 minutes||12 hours 40 minutes|