Briant Broadband And CityFibre Bring Full Fibre To Worthing

full fibre, fibre installation, cityfibre, fibre broadband, broadband internet, internet service provider, By 2025 the UK should be well into the process of withdrawing copper cables for broadband and phone lines, having replaced a projected minimum 85% with fibre optic cable instead.

The plan is to swap from outdated copper phone lines to gigabit fibre technology with the least interruption possible, so if your current cable comes under the ground that’s where the new line will go. Similarly, if your phone or broadband cable comes via a telegraph pole, that’s how your new fibre connection will be made.

Many homes are already connected to Full Fibre technology. Many others are connected to Fibre to the Cabinet, a broadband system which takes advantage of both copper and fibre to quickly and cheaply give better (but not gigabit broadband) internet to homes and business.

Briant Broadband are working closely with CityFibre to make Full Fibre available to as many people in Adur and Worthing as possible. CityFibre are one of the national infrastructure providers who’ve been retained to make the 2025 broadband rollout a reality. Among others, they are responsible for installing millions of kilometres of fibre optic cable from data centres through exchanges to streets throughout the country. Once it’s in place it’s up to companies such as broadband ISPs like Briant Broadband to connect the end of the fibre filament to a router in your home so you can enjoy up to 900 Mbps with complete reliability. Read more

What Are The Advantages To Contractless Broadband?

Image courtesy of https://www.freeimages.com/photo/working-woman-1440176 working from home, contractless broadband, wireless, full fibreWhen you’re looking for a new broadband deal one of the factors you have to bear in mind is the minimum contract period, and the terms of that contract. Why not forget about all that by taking up a contractless broadband deal?

When you’re tied into a broadband contract the minimum term of the contract will mean that you can’t go to another provider until that period is over. If you have no problems and get amazing customer service along with the best prices on the market then getting tied into a contract isn’t a problem. However, if you find a better deal or the quality of service isn’t everything you dreamed of then not being able to leave can be costly.

Most broadband internet providers offer contracts which are 12, 18, and 24 months long. You might be getting the best price for broadband at the beginning of the contract, but new offers from other companies and price increases from your own will make being in contract less and less appealing.

Why Not Choose A Broadband Provider Which Doesn’t Do Contracts?

Instead of getting tied into a contract it makes more sense for a lot of people to go contractless broadband instead. Most broadband ISPs don’t offer the flexibility of no contract plans. If you’re in a 24 month contract you pay for every month of those two years. If you want to change your plan you may be able to if it’s another of your current supplier’s deals, but you may have to pay admin fees or re-start another full term contract period from the date you change. Read more

Choosing A Broadband Internet Service Provider For Your Business? 5 Things To Consider

shop, retail, business, broadband, ISP, wifi, chip n pin, contactless, shoppingAny business today needs fast reliable internet in order to operate. Retail business needs a website which can take orders, do social media marketing, run card machines while businesses which provide hospitality need all that and free Wi-Fi for all their customers too.

During the lockdowns a lot of businesses survived, some even flourished, by shifting their business models from high street sales to online ordering plus delivery. First and foremost among them are take-aways and supermarket deliveries, but lets not forget the people who weren’t able to keep doing their regular jobs so made side-hussles and hobbies their new careers.

In order to be able to do so, and to keep in touch with colleagues, friends and family, reliable, fast, unlimited broadband was key. The need to be able to advertise and market products on Etsy, Facebook, Instagram, etc. and to Zoom, hold Teams meetings and call internationally for free.

As we move forward, putting lockdowns behind us, how can established businesses adapt to the ‘new normal’ and how can small businesses, start-ups and individuals turning hobbies into money making schemes ensure they find the best broadband service providers? Read more

Now is the best time to upgrade to Superfast and Ultrafast Broadband

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With every day that passes more and more people are able to access fibre broadband at superfast and ultrafast speeds, and those who aren’t are seeing other options emerging. You can get mobile Wi-Fi from most mobile phone providers if you don’t use much data per day, or you may be able to opt for wireless broadband. While wireless isn’t as fast as Full Fibre, it is still many times faster than broadband delivered over copper telephone lines which is how many of us still get our internet.

Who Needs Faster Broadband?

You may be quite happy with the speeds you already receive. If you’re on a standard package on a copper connection you could be receiving 50 or 60 Mbps which is fine for streaming a movie or downloading a high quality album in a few minutes (or seconds if you don’t mind sacrificing a little sound quality for faster downloads and more tunes on your device). If you’re looking at newspapers or online magazines you might notice it takes an instant for pictures to load because all the ads are fighting for the same share of data. Read more

Briant Broadband Is Having An Autumn Sale!

broadband sale, broadband bargain, broadband offerChoose our 150 Mbps plan and you’ll only pay £24.00 for the first six months you’re with us*

Briant Broadband have a special offer, making our best value Full Fibre plan even better.

Choose our 150 Mbps plan and it’s yours for £24.00 per month for the first six months of your time with us. 

150 Mbps Ultrarfast Full Fibre date is great for the average data user, it’s plenty fast enough to browse the web, stream movies, download music and upload photos, movies and reels, and with it you get Briant Broadband’s friendly, expert, local customer service, a month FREE for both you and your friend if you introduce them to our service, no contracts, no line rental or other hidden fees.

It’s Full Fibre to the home so it’s the most reliable, stable way to buy broadband and if you find that 150 Mbps isn’t fast enough you can change your plan whenever you like. Choosing faster speeds means more people in your home can go online at the same time, play games without lag, download Ultra HD movies in no time, and enjoy all the other benefits of Superfast and Ultrafast broadband.

Full Fibre also means that we are able to guarantee the speed we promise. You might notice other broadband companies say “speeds up to” in their advertising, meaning that you might not get the speed you’re expecting at all, or you might only get it once in a while, so long as nobody else in town is using the internet at the same time. Full Fibre puts an end to that as we’re able to use fibre optic technology to ensure you get the speed you expect all the time, no matter how busy the network is. Read more

WiFi Security For Small Businesses

internet, broadband, data, computer, wifiIf you’re running a small hospitality business, a cafe, bar, bistro, hotel or guesthouse, even a salon or spa, many of your customers will be expecting you to supply free WiFi.

If you have contactless card machines then you probably need to use WiFi to make them work, and it’s no additional cost to open up the network and let your customers use it since it’s accepted, and expected by many that this service will be available to them. The problem is that in making your WiFi available to everyone, everyone, including you, is vulnerable to hacking.

It’s nice to think that ‘hacking’ is something that happens far away to other people, that it’s only worth hacker’s time to attack huge corporations and steal billions of pounds at a time. The reality is that with the availability of code on the Dark Web and the massive proliferation of laptops, internet enabled phones, and smart devices, it’s easy and cheap for anyone with a will to to find a way to hack into your business’s WiFi and use it to harm you or your customers.

Fortunately, there is a lot you can do to protect yourself, your reputation, and your customers from attacks which don’t take a great deal of tech savvy or programming skill. Read more

Persistent Myths About Broadband Busted

broadband deal, better broadband, no contract, no line rentalSwitching broadband ISPs used to be difficult, but now, with many more suppliers on the market, it’s time to put those myths to sleep

The problem with myths is that they become received wisdom which, once established, can be hard to debunk, refute or explode. Not only are many of them wrong, in the ISP industry they can cost you, our customers money, and leave you on a broadband package which doesn’t serve your needs.

Switching from one supplier to another isn’t the painful process it used to be, especially if you’re out of the minimum term of your contract, and doing so can save you money, especially if you’ve been on the same plan for a long time.

Fibre Broadband is All The Same

Fibre broadband isn’t all the same. Fibre to the Cabinet or Curb, also known as FTTC, is indeed faster than the old copper phone lines which broadband internet was being supplied until quite recently, but it still relies on a copper wire element to get from the cabinet or ‘curb’ into your home. This final transfer of technology means that you can receive the internet on your old router, but it also means that there is a considerable slowdown in the speeds you can achieve in your home.

On the other hand Fibre to the Property or Premises (FTTP) means that there’s full fibre connection from the local exchange right through to your router and out through the wifi or ethernet cable which was designed to handle superfast data, unlike phone lines. That means much more speed, up to 900 Mbps reliably hard-wired into your house. You can’t use your old modem/router though, as they are not compatible, and can’t approach the speed and signal quality a new fibre router needs to be able to deliver. Read more

Have Great Broadband, But Still Have Slow Wi-Fi?

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While your broadband provider gives you incredible internet access speeds, you may find that too many users at the same time and the distance you are from your router can have a significant effect on the speed that you’re able to surf the web. What can you do about it?

Several things can affect the speed you get when you’re actually browsing, the distance from your router, the number of people trying to use the internet at the same time, walls, or even heavy furniture can all have a detrimental effect. While the position of your router is important, there are some things which just can’t be overcome that way, so you may need to invest in a mesh network to solve dark spots.

The Further You Go The Slower The Flow

Wireless routers can only deliver a strong signal for a limited range. As you get toward the extent of that range you will see speeds slowing as the weaker signal affects the amount of data your devices can receive. The router is designed to have a limited range as making them more powerful would mean that householders would find that all their neighbours’ Wi-Fi signal was coming through as strongly as their own, which causes a variety of problems including ‘noise’, interference and tethering problems for devices which automatically connect to the strongest signal.

So people living in a larger than average home, or who want to extend their Wi-Fi’s reach into the garden have to find a way of broadening the reach of their reception. One of the best solutions available at the moment is a mesh network, a series of devices (usually in the form of ‘disks’ or ‘satellites’) which can be dotted around the home to improve signal wherever you are. Read more

How To Find Out If You Can Get Full Fibre Broadband In Your Area

The government aims to get almost all (at least 95%) of homes in the country connected to an ultrafast full fibre broadband network within the next few years, and Briant Broadband’s partners, CityFibre are one of the infrastructure companies who’ve been give the task of doing that.

If you’re interested in getting your broadband from Worthing’s only genuinely local broadband internet service provider, you can check if your home is in an area where Full Fibre is available instantly by entering your postcode into our Full Fibre Broadband Checker.

If your home or business premises are covered you’ll have the opportunity to order right now, and we could have you connected incredibly quickly. (Our record is 30 minutes from receiving a query on Facebook to having the customer online!)

If you’re not currently in an area which has lightning fast full fibre connectivity at the moment, you’ll be given the option to choose our Superfast Wireless. Because of the logistics of rolling out a national infrastructure programme, some remote and rural areas won’t have fibre broadband on their streets for some time yet. What our wireless option does is give you the choice of taking up a service which delivers more than twice the speeds which are currently available using the copper cable phone network which is currently in place.

Because all of Briant Broadband’s packages are flexible, once Full Fibre does come to areas where Wireless is currently the only other option, you will be able to upgrade to faster plans without admin fees, no line rental, and without having to change contracts or broadband providers.

And if you are in an area which can be connected right now, you get that choice too! So if you find that the speed you originally opted for isn’t fast enough for your family of movie buffs and gamers, you can change up any time you like with a quick phone call to our Worthing based office on 01903 221999. You can also change down if you’re not using anything like the amount of data you anticipated, or pause your plan altogether if you’re going to be away from home for 30 days or more. That’s right! If you’re not using the data, you don’t have to pay for it, and we won’t even charge you an admin fee to pause it either!

We aim to get all of our customers connected within 48 hours of receiving their order, and we promise to give you a month’s FREE broadband if we can’t meet that commitment, we also give you each a month’s free internet when you introduce a friend to Briant Broadband. It’s a new way of doing things, but it’s our take on fast, friendly, expert local customer service.

How Does Broadband Internet Get From Your ISP To Your Computer?

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Up until recently almost all internet infrastructure would have been via ADSL, essentially the old phone cable networking which has been with us for generations. While the internet was a luxury that not everybody needed low speeds and a limited network were sufficient, but now that it’s considered a utility, and a part of the basket of goods by which the retail price index is measured.

Today, with the unrelenting demand for faster and faster broadband the old copper cables can’t cope. The technology was originally designed to transmit the human voice to other people (relatively) nearby. The human voice operates at around 50Hz and most phone calls people make were to friends and neighbours who live nearby. However, by introducing the internet to the equation the phone lines now need to deliver data at 2.45GHz all over the world.

To overcome the limitations a number of solutions have been invented. First among these is Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC). FTTC is based on fibre optic technology, taking advantage of the fact that by using light instead of electrical impulses to transmit data it can deliver speeds many times that which cable alone can provide. FTTC is something of a compromise in  terms of data speeds and convenience of installation. Fibre optic lines are installed as far as the kerbside cabinets you find at the end of most streets. From there they use the existing copper wires to connect your home to the web. That copper leg does slow the data down, however, because the rest of the data’s journey is fibre optic, the overall system is much faster than copper cable alone. FTTC involves using existing connections to the home, so there is no digging up pavements or installing new overhead lines to each property. Read more