If I sign up with BT Broadband, will I get a fixed IP address?
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An IP address works like your home address, telephone or credit card number, to identify your computer and allow it to go online. It acts like a door to the internet, and without one your PC can't communicate with other devices or access the web.
Most home broadband services offer a dynamic IP address, where new sets of numbers are assigned at regular intervals, but some packages do offer the option of having a static (aka: a fixed) IP address, where your computer keeps the same set of numbers each time you go online. A static IP address allows you to run your own website, gaming server or remotely connect to your computer from another PC.
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If a fixed IP is important to you, you should consider a broadband package Plusnet Broadband (www.Plus.net)- customers on all packages with the exception of Plusnet Essentials Broadband can switch to a static IP address from the standard dynamic IP that comes with the package.