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Which Fibre speed is right for you?

Fibre is up to 25 times faster than the fastest ADSL. But which Fibre speed is right for you? Today we’ll give you a quick overview of what the different fibre line speeds are capable of.

Before we start, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What are you going to use the Internet for? Is it for basic browsing and social media? Or are you a power user and you need to be online all the time?
  • How many people and devices are going to use the Internet at the same time?
  • What is your budget?

Now that you’ve answered those questions, let’s see which type of line speed will suit your needs.

5 - 10Mbps: Affordable Fibre for home usage that isn’t very intensive.

  • If you have 1 - 3 people using the internet at a time for web searches, checking email and minimal social media, then this option would be ideal for you.
  • These starter packages are typically suitable for up to 3 devices.

25 – 50Mbps: Faster Fibre for HD streaming

  • These line speeds can reliably support HD streaming for up to five devices at the same time and is ideal for casual gamers who require rapid, reliable speeds.
  • These line speeds can also handle 4K video streaming for 1 device at a time.
  • Obviously, these speeds are more than capable of web browsing, social media and
    voice/video calls.

100Mbps or faster: High speeds for extensive usage.

  • High-speed Fibre is perfect for homes where multiple users are making use of high-bandwidth-use applications such as 4K streaming, online gaming, seamless video calls and web browsing and social media.
  • These speeds are typically suitable for 5+ users.

We would also recommend that you check if you can easily change your package if you’re not happy with your Fibre line speed. Some, but not all, ISPs allow you to change your line speed, so you can test things out until you get the speed that is best for you.

Afrihost has a quick and easy online tool that helps you check which Fibre speed is right for you.
Simply visit, answer 4 easy questions and Afrihost will suggest the perfect Fibre package for you. That’s


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