Fibre vs. ADSL
Since 2015, fibre internet has been bringing faster download speeds to users across South Africa.
But what exactly is the difference between ADSL and fibre internet? Here’s how fibre differs from ADSL in terms of speed, reliability, and cost:
Internet speed refers to the speed at which information or data travels from the web to the device that is connected to it. It is calculated in megabits per second and the downloading speed is often higher than the uploading speed.
ADSL uses telephone lines to transmit data along copper cables from your nearest telephone exchange to your home or office. There are two things that can slow down your ADSL internet speed: