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 (Mbps). 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 kilometres.
Ultima Plus Broadband 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 Broadband.
Check your line speed
Please enter the telephone number you wish to run a speed test for
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.
For further information about broadband speeds please see our support pages