Online gaming fans will benefit from a much-improved user experience if they embrace fibre broadband services, it has been claimed.
Writing for the Plusnet blog, Martyn Hudson said that with the eagerly-awaited Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Halo 4 set to be released, now is the perfect time to think about upgrading.
The titles are scheduled to be released in the autumn, meaning consumers have more than enough time to set up a fibre broadband connection.
"While you’re waiting for these fantastic new games to hit the stores, consider whether it’s worth upgrading your current home broadband package to super-fast fibre optic broadband," Mr Hudson stated.
He noted that Plusnet fibre broadband offers faster download times, meaning accessing new games and test driving new demos is "a breeze".
"You can download content in just a few minutes, so there’s no hanging about before immersing yourself in the latest action, or playing through the latest DLC," Mr Hudson stated.
Fibre users also benefit from faster response times, which enhances the user experience whether they are playing an online shoot 'em-up or a high-speed racing game, he added.
"With fibre, you can be sure of super-fast response times for a better gaming experience. There’s no doubting that latency and ping times matter," Mr Hudson said.
Faster broadband also enables customers to take advantage of on-demand gaming services such as On-Live and Gakai, he explained.
And users can look forward to fewer service interruptions.
"With super-fast fibre, irritating interruptions due to problems like lag and dropping connections are starting to become a thing of the past, and you’ll enjoy smoother gaming," Mr Hudson said.
He claimed that one of the main benefits of fibre is that multiple people can use the same connection simultaneously.
"You can throw yourself into your new game, knowing that you won’t be slowed down just because your flatmate’s uploading photos to Facebook status or your partner’s watching a movie online," Mr Hudson added.