Figuring out the best internet plan has never been simple. There are different speeds, technologies, data limits, and prices. And this is before weighing up deals for having your landline, mobile or a TV package with the same company. It’s confusing, but we’re here to help.

We’ve broken down each type of broadband, from basic ADSL to ultra-fast fibre. We explain what you can expect from each one as well as its potential limitations.

Speeds vary considerably depending on several factors, but we’ve given what you can expect under “normal” circumstances. We also looked at what you can expect from a typical plan. Some plans come with data caps, though most broadband plans are unlimited. Fibre and cable connections let you buy different speed packages. However, the higher the speed the more it will cost.

We also clear up the myths surrounding the loss of copper networks when upgrading to fibre.