Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC)
Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) Superfast Fibre Broadband, upto 80Mb download speed and upto 20Mb upload speed, now waiting for pages to refresh, download files instantly.
Fibre to the premises (FTTP)
Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP), also often referred to as Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) provides an end-to-end fibre optic connection the full distance from the exchange to the building and can deliver faster speeds than FTTC as there is no copper leg at all.
Businesses that are looking for guarenteed speeds and faster data transfer should be considering FTTP, based on what you could already be paying FTTP could work out only a litte more a month to have speeds guarenteed up to 100Mb/100Mb. Why not give us a call for a no obligation review of your internet connectivity. 0844 856 1800
How fast is fibre broadband?
FTTC broadband comes in two varients which offer a downstream line speed of 80meg (80Mbps) or 40meg (40Mbps), but the actual maximum speed of the service will be slightly lower than this at around 78 / 39Mbps. Different upstream speeds are available at either 2Mbps or 10Mbps on the 40meg variant, and 20meg up on the 80meg.
If you are lucky enough to live in an area that will receive FTTP (full fibre), download speeds of 100Mbps and upstream speeds of 100Mbps are available. The FTTP products offer the speed options of 10/10Mb, 10/100Mb all the way up to 100/100Mb, speeds of upto 330Mb are currently being rolled out in the UK in select areas.
Can I get fibre broadband?
Fibre broadband currently has a limited roll out. As of March 2012 around seven million homes had the option of fibre from Openreach (28% of UK households) this is expected to rise to ten million by the end of 2012. It should be remembered that while an exchange is announced for FTTC/P that not all premises served by an exchange will benefit, generally only 85% of properties see their cabinet enabled for FTTC on an exchange.
Note: Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is amazingly faster that ADSL2+, however you have to be aware that if you are in an area that has extremley low ADSL2+ signal or none at all, you may find that you will not get the broadband speeds mentioned above. If you would like to know what sort of speed you can get and if you can receive FTTC please give us a call on 0844 856 1800
Call us now to find out what broadband speed you can get where you are. Tel: 0844 856 1800