What Broadband Speed Can I Expect?
Broadband speed is the rate at which information is sent
(upstream speed) and received (downstream speed) on your line and
is measured in Megabits per second (Mb/s). The speed of all
Broadband services is predominately determined by the length of
your telephone line.
ADSL2+ (Asymmetrical Digital Subscriber Line)
technology offers speeds up to 16Mbps downstream and 832 Kilobits
per second upstream
Ultima Broadband, delivered over VDSL (Very
High Speed Digital Subscriber Line) technology offers speeds up to
40Mbps downstream and up to 2Mb/s upstream. Ultima Broadband is
available to customers whose line length is less than 2.5
Ultima Plus Broadband (Coming February 2015)
delivers speeds up to 80Mbps downstream and up to 10Mbps upstream.
Ultima Plus Broadband is available to customers whose line length
is less than 1 kilometre.
Check your Broadband Speed
By entering your telephone number below (six digits), we will
test your line length and provide the typical speed range for your
property for Broadband and, if you are in range, Ultima
We will always provide the best speed possible that your line
can technically deliver depending on whether you take
Broadband, Ultima Broadband or Ultima Plus Broadband, however
speeds can vary and fall within a typical speed range for any given
line length. This range is an indication of the speed that other
similar length lines across the Island have achieved. The actual
speed you achieve is dependent on several factors such as the
wiring in your premises, the processing power of your computer(s),
how many people are sharing your broadband connection at the same
time, whether you are using a wireless or cable connected router,
the speed of the websites you visit and how we manage our network.
Speeds can be lower at peak times.