Broadband Explained

The various types of broadband connection are explained below. iData can advise and assist with each of these options: 


ADSL – up to 24mb

ADSL broadband is a connection provided over your standard copper analogue telephone lines PSTN. If you already have an existing PSTN phone line, iData can add our broadband to your existing line, if you haven’t got a spare line iData have a direct relationship with Openreach and can arrange installation for you normally within 10 working days. ADSL provides a high-quality, reliable connection, but if you are located far away from your telephone exchange, or if the cable has degraded, then speeds can drop dramatically. 24mb speed is rarely achieved with this product and it could be as little as 1mb.


FTTC – up to 80mb

Fibre broadband is otherwise known as ‘super-fast broadband’ or Fibre to the Cabinet. Fibre-optic works by sending beams of light down a cable, reflected along using glass or plastic, which allows for a much faster transmission of data. Openreach install fibre optic cables to your local exchange to increase the speed of your broadband connection from your business or home. iData offers this broadband solution to both homes and businesses so that you too can take advantage of this technological advancement. Did You Know that FTTC still uses your PSTN copper analogue phone line from your local exchange to provide the connection? Depending on the quality of your copper line and how far you are away from your local exchange speeds can vary dramatically, on average our customers gain speeds between 30mb & 50mb, again iData can normally provide this solution within 10 working days.


Leased Lines – Fibre Ethernet – up to 1000Mb

Fibre optic cable is installed straight into your business premises. An Internet leased line is a premium internet connectivity product which provides uncontended, symmetrical speeds and is full-duplex. It is also known as an Ethernet leased line, dedicated line, data circuit or private line. iData can normally install this product within 60 working days and whichever speed you decide to have is the actual speed you will receive within a few megabytes.



iData can provide you with MPLS Ethernet which enables you to receive multiple voice, video and data services over the same access connection – ideal for extending your Local Area Network (LAN) capability both nationally and globally. Our portfolio of Ethernet solutions fulfils your organisation’s needs for bandwidth, service assurance and increased responsiveness in today’s complex network environment. iData can offer you a dedicated point-to-point solution or we can connect you to one of our global IP next generation network partners, providing an end-to-end service without the need for third-party connections. With a choice of Ethernet VPN, Ethernet Wireline and Dedicated Ethernet solutions from 10mbps to 100gbps, we can offer the right solution whatever the size or needs of your business. 


Microwave Broadband

Depending on your location iData can provide a Microwave solution to give you broadband connectivity. Our engineers can perform a site survey and if necessary use our HD Drone to complete the survey giving us an accurate picture of the land around your business. Speeds depend upon location. We have recently achieved 700mb over a distance of two miles. Our free survey will give you more accurate indications of the speed that can be achieved.





Sewells Testimonial

“ Just to let you know Carole and I have found the speed of the broadband at home incredible – it’s like we are actually in the office – so fast.

Also, the team have said they’ve noticed a difference in the office too. ”

Amanda WilkinsSales Support Manager