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Broadband in Northern Ireland

How does broadband work in Northern Ireland compared to the rest of the UK? Are the same deals available at the same speeds? Our guide has all the answers you need.

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Broadband for rented homes and shared houses

Broadband in rented or shared houses can be a bit more complicated to set up than broadband in your own home. Find out how to sort broadband in rented homes in our comprehensive guide.

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What is the fair usage policy?

It's important that everyone has access to a good level of internet, which is why the idea of a fair usage policy has been adopted by most broadband providers. Find out more in our guide.

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What is ADSL broadband?

If broadband isn't fibre optic, it'll probably be ADSL. But what is ADSL broadband? Our guide answers your key questions to help you decide if it's a good option for you.

What is superfast broadband?

We all want fast broadband, but should we be looking at even faster broadband instead? All your questions about superfast broadband and whether it's worth your consideration are answered in our guide.

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Free WiFi hotspots and where to find them

Free WiFi hotspots are always useful, especially if you're somewhere without decent 3G or 4G. This guide tells you what you'll need to log in, where the most likely hotspot locations are and more.

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Why use a postcode broadband checker?

When you're looking for a new broadband deal, postcode broadband checkers are one of the more important resources you can call on to help make your decision. Find out why you should be consulting them in this guide.

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What is IPTV?

You might not have heard of IPTV but if you've ever watched internet TV using broadband, you'll have used it. Our guide explains what it is and why you need to know about it.

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What is an IP address?

For the non-technical among us, IP address might be an alien term. But if you go online regularly (and who doesn't?), you should have a working understanding of what it is - our guide is here to help.

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What is a wireless router?

Wireless routers are key bits of kit for any broadband-connected household. If you're not sure what they are, our guide should clear up your key questions.