Today fibre optic cables can provide higher quality signals than the old copper wiring ever could and so if you want an internet connection to your home, you would want it to be a fibre optic cable that delivers it. So the question you must answer is, where is fibreused in my area, if it is used at all. The answer to this question and any other questions you may have as what internet provider services are available in your area, can be found on the Broadband Compare UK website. This is a website which, once you enter your post code, will inform you of all the internet providers that offer services in your area, what packages they have to offer and the prices of those packages. If you are after a good quality connection, you will be able to see which packages offer fibre optic connections and which ones don’t. You will be able to see the different speeds they have to offer and how much the different speeds are going to cost you. None of the UKs internet providers offer you the fastest speeds in the world or do they offer you the cheapest prices but because they are in competition with each other, their speeds and prices are reasonable compared to most places in the world. In or near the larger cities in the UK, you will probably be able to be offered faster speeds than you are in the countryside but this is mainly because the demand for those really fast speeds is usually made by businesses that want to connect many different PCs to just one internet connection. If a business was therefore to use a speed more appropriate for domestic use, none of the PCs would receive a fast speed as the more devices you add to a connection, the slower that connection becomes. It is for this same reason that if you plan to link several devices in your home, perhaps a PC, a laptop, tablet and an Xbox to your internet, you will want to order a faster speed than you would if you only intended the connection to be used by just one PC or laptop. Different countries of course have different internet providers and some countries do not even have a choice of which one they use as they only have one. The internet providers in South Korea and Hong Kong are very cheap and so the average speed that people in those countries order is 1 GBPS and why shouldn’t they when in South Korea that speed only costs US$20 per month and in Hong Kong, US$26 per month. Not having such cheap prices in the UK, often the speed we choose is determined by the amount we have available to pay each month but as our prices are still reasonable, most people get speeds fast enough for what they want they internet for. Just remember though, it is not always the speed of the connection that determines the quality of the connection.