seethelight BROADBAND SPEEDS

seethelight broadband speeds; what you can expect with seethelight

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.

Differences between fibre and copper broadband

Copper Broadband

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

Diagram showing copper lines from telephone exchange to the home.

Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC)

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.

Diagram showing copper lines from telephone exchange to a cabinet and fibre lines from the cabinet to the home.

Fibre to the home (FTTH)

Fibre optic cables run directly into your home, literally at the speed of light! Copper cables are not used at all. seethelight utilises FTTH!

Diagram showing fibre lines from telephone exchange to the home.

How fast can I download with seethelight, compared to copper or FTTC?

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