For all intents and purposes, an Internet connection is much more than just a luxury nowadays – it’s a staple of modern living that we simply can’t do without.

But not every home broadband plan is made equal. Sometimes, your particular household situation calls for much greater “firepower” (read: bandwidth) than what a 1Gbps plan can deliver. So, with that in mind, let’s check out when (and why) you might want to consider looking into StarHub’s 2Gbps Fibre Broadband plans!


How does it work?


Contrary to what many might assume, the 2Gbps plan actually consists of two dedicated 1Gbps connections rather than a single 2Gbps connection.

Although this might seem like you’re getting less out of it than you should be, that isn’t the case at all. Essentially, you still get a combined download speed of 2Mbps, but having two dedicated fibre connections effectively splits up the WiFi load between them, allowing for more online activities to take place concurrently without compromising on speed and user experiences.

In other words, you can comfortably stream your favourite Netflix shows in the living room while your loved ones play games, surf the Net or video call their friends at the same time elsewhere at home. And when there’s less jostling over the WiFi, that means more peaceful evenings for all of you hard-working homeowners!


When is it worth considering?


1. If you have a larger or multi-generational household

Sometimes, it’s all about the number – specifically, of people. Having a higher headcount living under the same roof (logically) translates to more smart devices, and that in turn means greater competition for the WiFi at any given time.

Considering how it handles larger WiFi loads more efficiently than a 1Gbps plan, picking up a 2Gbps Fibre Broadband will help to minimise any such conflicts over the Internet connection. The end result: everyone gets to enjoy swift and stable WiFi for their respective needs.


2. If you need to patch up “dead spots”

Arguably, one of the biggest problems faced by the modern homeowner is the presence of WiFi “dead spots” around the home. These refer to areas where the WiFi connectivity is noticeably weaker than it should be, and they’re often caused by obstructions (like walls and doors) or because the WiFi router is relatively far away from that location.

While there are several things you can try out to improve your connection, “dead spots” can be quite persistent and troublesome to deal with. Plus, they’re comparatively more prevalent in larger residences like multi-storey homes and bungalows. In such cases, a 2Gbps Fibre Broadband plan could be just what you need to fix them, seeing as you can hook up one of the two available 1Gbps connections to accommodate devices in those areas.


3. Or maybe you just want MORE

But then again, perhaps you’re not looking to fix or improve anything – all you want is to enjoy the best and smoothest experiences possible from your home broadband.

You might not have that many devices (or people) at home, nor any “dead spots” that you know of, but you can definitely sign up for a 2Gbps Fibre Broadband plan just because it offers better overall bandwidth and speed than its 1Gbps counterpart.

In fact, we’d even go so far as to say that it’s ideal if you’re a heavy Internet user, as it will effortlessly accommodate your smartphone, laptop, tablet and then some. This reason alone already makes it a great value pick.

Enjoy life to the fullest with StarHub Broadband!


Whether you're looking to buff up your gaming experiences, or simply ensuring that there's enough bandwidth to go around at home, we feel upgrading to a faster WiFi is definitely an option worth considering.

After all, you shouldn't have to sweat the small stuff, like laggy games and choppy videos. You'll always be in good hands with StarHub Broadband, and remember - our Online Store is but a click away!