‘Up to 52Mbps’ broadband is a fast fibre connection but one that is limited by the ISP that provides it.
A broadband connection that is ‘up to 52Mbps’ is actually a line that can go ‘up to 76Mbps’ and uses exactly the same standards and technology.
The only difference is that the maximum speed is artificially limited by the ISP to a slower 52Mbps speed.
BT and Sky are the only ISPs that offers broadband speed ‘up to 52Mbps’.
The download speed of some connections may be limited to provide a faster upload speed instead.
High upload speeds are ideal for people who publish a lot of videos, images or files to the internet, but are not necessary for typical internet use.