Just like the packages in your phone, different people need different things from their monthly broadband plan. Most users choose an internet package for their home based on cost; while those having “Home Offices” would pay for speed and performance. Here is a guide to choosing the best internet provider and package for what you need.
What Your Internet Package Includes
Your broadband plan comprises of four things, the extent of which determines what your monthly internet bill should look like.
- Data Limit
- FUP Limit
Among these four factors, the network speed is the most valued part that consumers look for. Hi-Speed internet connectivity of 1mbps can suffice moderate usage such as checking emails, social media, or downloading movies within a few hours.
This network speed, its price and the other factors of Data and FUP limit can be determined on what exactly you want to do with your internet, how many people should be using it, and for how long.
Understanding Network Speed And FUP Limit
Once you consume the given quantity of internet, the speed reduces, as per your FUP. FUP means Fair Usage Policy, also known as Bandwidth Cap, which is a policy used by ISPs to refrain from wastage of data in unlimited data plans. By setting a limit to the network bandwidth, on a daily or monthly quota, a balance is formed in providing all users with equally consistent network speed, at low latency. If your internet usage is consistent, with a moderate amount of downloading, large file sharing, and 4K/HD video streaming or online gaming, you may choose a plan with high FUP limit.
For example, if you are a bachelor or student with most of your time spent outside of home, you are most likely to need a few hours of high speed internet per day and through the weekends. In this case, you can find a “Beginner’s Plan” or “Basic Plan” more appropriate. The Eco Broadband Plan, by Wefe is designed according the basic usability of households, with a base speed of 5mbps, with an FUP limit of 20 GB. This is perfect for beginner or moderate users, to have decent network speed and not waste unused data.
Deciding Between Fibre Optic Plans And Normal Broadband
Based on your requirement there are two options of broadband connection, that’s, Fiber Optic and Ethernet/Normal Broadband. Fiber Optic connectivity uses fiberglass plastic/glass wires for supplying the internet connection. This kind of plan is ideal for all day net usage for a family, with multiple gadgets running on the same WiFi, daily TV streaming in HD/4K resolution, or large file sharing throughout the day (typically home offices).
There are two Fiber Optic packages you can get at Wefe, the Apartment Fiber Plan is made for homes, with a variety options for better suitability. Secondly, the Corporate Fiber Plan is meant for offices, running multiple computers and long hours of streaming, starting from 100mbps speeds.
The Ethernet system uses the Digital Subscriber line (DSL) technology and its variants like ADSL or VDSL that use copper cables for data transmission through electrical impulses, like telephone lines. This is ideal for moderate usage, for singles and couples, including checking emails, browsing social media, streaming HD quality YouTube videos at average Hi-Speed.
It is only recommended, not mandatory that you should own a Fiber Optic connectivity if you are into high usage of TV streaming, on Netflix, Amazon and so on. A Basic or Premium Broadband plan can pull it off ideally, with a network speed of about 3mbps to 5mbps.
It’s the job of an Internet Service Provider to come up with ideal plans, for ideal purposes, that consumers shouldn’t feel at a loss for paying more for a benefit they don’t need, just to avail their core requirements. Always compare multiple packages offered by multiple ISPs to come to terms with a perfect choice.