If you’re from the UK, you’ve probably seen the Virgin Media ads telling you that they, unlike all other broadband providers, send their information through fibre optics.
It’s not true! It’s a lie! They are lying to you!
They use copper wire like everyone else! A part of the network is fibre optic (hence why they cannot be sued for false advertising), but it’s the part that is used by every other broadband network out there.
Of course, you would have to wonder how this special fibre optic network would have sprung up without months of digging up every street in the country. BT are, apparently, working on installing a fibre optic network, which will cost over a billion pounds to put in place.