What is FTTC?
Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) is a type of fibre broadband. It means running fibre optic cables from a telephone exchange or distribution point to the street cabinets close to your premises, thus taking advantage of high-speed fibre connections already available. Because this method only uses a short section of copper cable, it removes the disadvantages of long copper lines and allows download speeds of up to 80MB. In other words, you get faster speeds as the short copped line can run VDSL rather than ADSL technology. This product is becoming widely available in the UK, but we will need to do a quick check on your postcode to ascertain current availability.
Benefits of FTTC
To get everyone connected directly to Fibre Broadband would be a very costly process, but FTTC offers a cost-effective way of providing businesses the speed and stability benefits of Fibre Broadband.
FTTC comes in various upload and download speeds, but a converged business option is the favoured one for combined VoIP and IT installations.
FTTC services can usually be available in 10 days and while more expensive than traditional ADSL, it offers significant savings over a leased line.