Home Fibre

How home Fibre can improve your online gaming experience

How times have changed; almost everything we do today has become a digital or online based task or hobby. Technology has evolved so much that we are able to work from anywhere in the world with ease. We are able to connect to the cloud and access any document or file we need; whether we are on a plane or a boat, or even on the other side of the world. Connecting is not just for business, though. Our homes can be run virtually from anywhere in the world with sophisticated security systems that allow us to access security cameras remotely. We are able to control access for anyone coming or going into our out of your home. In addition to this, a simple internet connection allows us to shop online from home, do research, stream television shows or movies, and even game! That’s right – online gaming can be done from home with a quality, fast home Fibre connection.

If you are an avid gamer,  you understand the importance of having a quality, fast home Fibre connection. Fibre to the home is the fastest internet solution and is by far the best kind of connection to have for online gaming. Here are 4 things you need to know about home Fibre for gaming:

Download Speed

An online game sends data from the game’s server to your computer or device, and the rate that you can download the gaming data is measured in megabits. This is the same for anything that requires a download; from movies to songs or videos. The higher your megabits per second are,  the faster your download will be.

Upload Speed

In order to play an online game, your computer or device constantly has to send data to the game’s server. There is constant communication between your device and the server. The speed at which your computer or device communicates with the game’s server is the upload speed.

Stability

One of the most important aspects of successful online gaming is having a connection that is stable throughout your gaming experience. If your connection is unstable, it means that you lose connection regularly, which can interrupt your gaming. Some connection types are more susceptible to instability than others. For instance, connections via copper cables are more likely to slow during peak times, whereas less likely with Fibre connections.

Ping

A ping rate is referred to the time it takes your internet connection to get a response after you input a command. This is extremely important for gamers because the better the ping rate, the better the gaming experience. The time it takes your connection to receive a response after a ping is known as latency or lag. So the faster the ping rate, the less lag, and the better the gaming experience.

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So why should you consider a home Fibre connection for your online gaming? Here are a few reasons:

Lower Latency or Lag

Latency, as mentioned above, is also known as lag, and it refers to the time it takes your internet connection to receive a response after you have pressed a button or after you input a command. Fibre is by far the fastest and most reliable internet connection type available today, because of the Fibre optic technology that is used.

Faster Connection

In addition to the above, a home Fibre connection is simply the fastest, most reliable and most advanced internet connection type available today compared to all other kinds of connections. And the faster your internet speed is, the faster your gaming connection will be, meaning that the better your gaming experience will be.

Less Instability

A home Fibre connection is the most reliable kind of connection. Unlike copper cables or wireless connections, Fibre is not influenced by external sources like high-traffic times, bad weather, lightning or theft. With other connection types, an internet connection will become unstable or will slow down during peak times – times when there are many people accessing the internet at once. A home Fibre connection is not affected as much by peak times.

A Better Gaming Experience

Overall, a home Fibre connection will result in a more enjoyable, stable and better gaming experience.

Check your home coverage here and let us help you guide you into which Home Fibre line you should be using!

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