What is fibre optic and how can I get a good deal
The future of broadband stands in fiber optic. This is because of the high-speed broadband that can be offered through fiber optic cable. Another major advantage of the fiber optic broadband is the fact that the speed you receive through fibre optic cable is not that much influenced by the distance, while through copper wires the speed is happening to drop over long distances.
But, unfortunately, at this moment fiber optic broadband is not available everywhere. The only supplier today is Virgin Media, while BT started a pilot scheme in 2008 of 10,000 homes, and planning to deliver fiber optic broadband to 10 million homes by 2012. In developing of their fibre optic network, BT are investing 1.5 billion and they estimate they are going to reach a maximum speed of 100Mbs on their upgraded network.
Also, even with a contract for fiber optic broadband, this will not be installed to your home. They are only installed to street cabinets and from there, through copper wire is going into your home.
But this will not influence at all the speed you will be receiving, as the distance will be too small to encounter a drop in speed.