20Mbps is the medium range speed currently available on fibre-optic cable lines. 20Mb Broadband is ideal for busy households and heavy downloaders alike, as the super fast top speed available is ideal for streaming high quality video and audio, downloading tons of files, tunes, updates and patches, chatting and IMing online, social networking and shopping all at the same time. As with 10Mbps Broadband, 20Mbps is often also the top speed of some ADSL2+ products, providers of which have deliberately not advertised the theoretical maximum speed available on their lines, as they know that a large percentage of their customers more than likely will not be able to achieve this speed, due to the distance from the telephone exchange.
|Provider||Package||Speed||Cap/Limit||Contract Length||Monthly Cost|
|Eclipse||Home Lite||20||2 Cap||£33.67||£12.5||0845 122 4111|
|Eclipse Business Broadband||Business Gold||20||Unlimited 99999||Free||£49.95||0800 156 0517|
|Eclipse||Home Select||20||50 Cap||Free||£20.5||0845 122 4111|
|Eclipse Business Broadband||Business Silver||20||100 Cap||Free||£29.95||0800 156 0517|
|Eclipse Business Broadband||Business Bronze||20||50 Cap||£40||£19.95||0800 156 0517|
|Eclipse Business Broadband||Home Office||20||10 Cap||£43||£14.95||0800 156 0517|
|Eclipse||Home Pro Broadband & Unlimited Anytime Calls||20||100 Cap||Free||£30.5||0845 122 4111|
Speeds of 20Mbps are manna from heaven for hardcore net users, and are also ideal for families; everyone no matter what their internet browsing habits will be happy with a top connection speed of 20Mbps.
As 20Mb Broadband services provide some of the fastest broadband speeds available, and as such are ideal for customers and households for whom speed is of the essence, they also typically come with unrestricted download caps, giving subscribers both the speed and the flexibility to browse the web at their leisure.
The technical advantages of fibre-optic cable and ADSL2+ mean that after peak times - usually late at night until the early morning - unlimited downloads unencumbered by any type of traffic management or hidden ceiling limit, meaning that 20Mbps broadband really is the way to go if you want a broadband service that will easily cater for everybody's needs no matter what their browsing habits are.
Customers singing up for a 20Mb Broadband service will need to be aware of the fact that the shared nature of local cable networks requires the implementation of a traffic management policy in order to ensure that everyone using the service gets a fair level of treatment. This will see those who use of the service between the hours of 4PM and 9PM will have to stick to a temporary usage cap of 3000MB between those hours, or risk having their connection speed reduced for five hours.