Broadband speeds explained

Want to download your favourite TV shows? Confused about what speed you need for streaming HD movies? We've got you covered.

Brilliant Broadband

Average of 11 Mbps

Great for

  • Streaming shows & movies
  • Browsing, emailing & and shopping online
  • Fab Fibre

    Average of 36 Mbps

    Great for

  • Streaming shows & movies
  • Browsing, emailing & and shopping online
  • Playing online games & downloading albums
  • Super Fibre

    Average of 63 Mbps

    Great for

  • Streaming HD shows &movies to multiple screens
  • Browsing, emailing & shopping on loads of devices
  • Playing online games & downloading albums
  • Sharing & downloading big files at the same time
  • Brilliant Broadband


    Perfect for doing all the simple things like online shopping, internet banking and browsing. Brilliant Broadband has enough punch for you to stream, download and chat to your heart's content.

    Fab Fibre


    Fast and reliable enough for everyone in the house to be online at the same time. Doesn’t matter that you’re all doing different things. You can stream your favourite shows, take down your friends in the latest online game while downloading the week’s top ten tunes; Fab Fibre’s got your back.

    Super Fibre


    Buckle up for our whizziest broadband package yet. Super Fast Fibre goes from zero to ‘downloaded’ in seconds. With Super Fibre, you can stream HD TV to multiple screens, play your favourite games, download the latest tunes, share your holiday snaps and check out the hottest websites on loads of devices - all at the same time. Now that’s what we call Super.

    NOW Broadband Network areas only. Speeds vary significantly by location. NOW Broadband available to 18+ UK only new and existing TV customers, not available to existing Combo customers. After 12 months, standard price applies (currently £25.99pm for Brilliant Broadband / £35.99pm for Fab Fibre / £43.99pm for Super Fibre).

    A quick lesson on mbps


    Mbps is short for megabits per second. It's the measure of your data transfer speed. Data transfer speeds measure how quickly data can be moved between one place and another – for example how quickly TV shows go from NOW TV to your laptop.


    The higher your mbps is, the quicker you’re going to be able to do things like stream movies, download music and browse pages.


    The more people in your household all using broadband, the higher your mbps needs to be. Simple!

    More about broadband speed

    DSL, Fibre Optic, or Superfast Fibre – what’s the difference?


    There are lots of names out there for different types of broadband. To keep it simple, DSL gives you broadband speeds of up to 17mbps. Fibre optic broadband lets you go up to 38mbps and superfast fibre is anything faster than that.


    If you're looking round our site and want to know which one is which - our DSL product is called Brilliant Broadband, our fibre optic is called Fab Fibre and Superfast fibre is Super Fibre.

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    A handy guide to download speed

    Based on downloading an MP3 song of 5MB, a TV show of 406MB per episode, and a movie of 858MB.

    1 Album / 10 Songs 50 mb1 TV show on demand 406 mb1 Movie on demand 858mb
    Average of 11mbps38 seconds5 minutes 9 seconds10 minutes 54 seconds
    Average of 36mbps11 seconds1 minute 34 seconds3 minute 19 seconds
    Average of 63mbps6 seconds54 seconds1 minute 54 seconds

    NOW Broadband Network areas only. Speeds vary significantly by location. NOW Broadband available to 18+ UK only new and existing TV customers, not available to existing Combo customers. After 12 months, standard price applies (currently £25.99pm for Brilliant Broadband / £35.99pm for Fab Fibre / £43.99pm for Super Fibre).

    How it works

    Simply choose the right Broadband contract & calls for you. Our dedicated team will have you set up in no time!

    1. Choose your broadband

    2. Choose your contract

    3. Choose your calls

    4. Relax, we'll do the rest!

    NOW Broadband Network areas only. Speeds vary significantly by location. NOW Broadband available to 18+ UK only new and existing TV customers, not available to existing Combo customers. After 12 months, standard price applies (currently £25.99pm for Brilliant Broadband / £35.99pm for Fab Fibre / £43.99pm for Super Fibre).

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