Trying to pick the best fibre for your home? Price plans and internet speeds are the biggest considerations when choosing an internet service provider. Because it can all be confusing, we've put together a quick guide on how to check fibre availability in your area and what internet speed is needed for your home.

What is broadband?
 

Fibre-optic cables deliver broadband internet at significantly greater quality than that of ADSL. The fibre-optic cable is made up of transparent glass fibres, about the diameter of a human hair, which transmit data as light at incredible speeds up to (and even exceeding) 100Mbps.

What is fibre?
 

Fibre-optic cables deliver broadband internet at significantly greater quality than that of ADSL. The fibre-optic cable is made up of transparent glass fibres, about the diameter of a human hair, which transmit data as light at incredible speeds up to (and even exceeding) 100Mbps.

How much internet speed do you need?
 

Knowing which internet speed is for you can be a daunting task. It all depends on the usage of internet at home or your business, and the amount of devices that connect to the internet. Here are things to keep in mind when choosing your preferred internet speed:

  • 10Mbps to 40Mbps speed bracket is suitable for 3 to 5 devices, HD video streaming, working online and social media.

  • Streaming 4K videos, online gaming and frequent large file downloading requires speeds of 40Mbps to 100Mbps.

  • How much you're willing to spend

  • Fibre coverage in your area. Simply enter your address to check if you can get fibre in your area.

The best video streaming services
 

Got fibre? Are you staying home for the holidays? Here are our picks for online streaming services with a huge choice of TV shows, documentaries, movies and much more:

  • Netflix

  • Amazon Prime Video

  • Showmax

  • Unlimited Streaming

  • Viu

  • TeensUP

  • Zaplium

  • Series Fanatic

  • YellowDot TV

  • Movie Cafe

  • Justflicks

Sign up for fibre now
 

Vodacom Fibre offers high-speed broadband connectivity with speeds from 4Mbps to 100Mbps.

Choose from capped or uncapped 24-month, 12-month or month-to-month price plans.