Anyone that has bought or sold a property will understand that the things you need to consider are endless. But with more of us than ever before spending time at home, broadband speed has become a non negotiable for the majority of prospective buyers.
Why fast broadband is important
The demands of modern life have meant that many of us rely on the internet in our daily lives, whether it’s for work, school or leisure. Broadband speed has a huge impact on our lives, therefore impacting the attractiveness of properties.
Since the pandemic, more people are working from home than ever before. Broadband speed can have the power to put an end to laggy video meetings for good.
Streaming services such as Netflix have also become a staple part of modern life. Prospective buyers will be wanting to have high quality streaming and ensure they can enjoy their favourite shows buffer-free.
What is considered fast broadband?
Today’s buyers will tend to stay away from anything under 10 Mbps. Generally, a broadband speed around 11 Mbps is considered standard broadband. A faster broadband speed would be between 11 Mbps and 50 Mbps. A very fast broadband speed would be 100 Mbps or even higher.
How to check broadband speed?
Looking to buy a house? The leading online property site, Rightmove, shows broadband speed for each property listing, meaning that prospective buyers can find out broadband speed before even contacting the estate agents… There really is no hiding broadband speed!
Alternatively, when viewing a property you can ask the owner if they are happy to give you their WiFi password and then log on using a checking app on your phone or device.
In addition, with our new postcode checker, if you qualify for our service area (East of England) you can view our range of packages available to you, all with the different broadband speeds for your area.
Can broadband speed be upgraded?
Worried that your broadband speed is going to put off potential buyers? We might be able to help you out. Our fibre broadband service is available to anyone in a fibre-enabled area, so we can get your new broadband service up and running within 2 to 3 weeks! Find out if your property is in a fibre-enabled area by using our postcode checker or contacting us on 01603 904047 for more information.
Broadband speed has become a crucial part of a prospective buyer’s decision making process and in many cases, broadband speed can be a make or break. We are working hard to provide fibre fast broadband across the East of England and help homeowners stay connected with fibre fast broadband, wherever they are. Get in touch with us today to discuss how we can help you and your properties broadband speed.