What is FTTC?

FTTC (Fibre-to-the-cabinet), or sometimes incorrectly described as fibre broadband is the next generation of internet connectivity. It brings a fibre optic connection, much closer to your premises, which gives a greater probability of achieving faster download and upload speeds

 

How does it work?

FTTC brings fibre adjacent to the BT PCP (displayed below), the fibre is then interconnected to a DSLAM which in turn connects to the copper wiring to your premises.

What do I get?

Digital Region Broadband delivers download speeds of up to 66 Mbps, whereas our average speed is 35Mbps with upload speeds of up to 10Mbps - Speeds are estimates, as you'd find when buying any other type of connection, although we do guarantee throughput.

 

What does guaranteed throughput mean?

We guarantee you'll receive 15Mbps throughput on your FTTC line averaged over a 24 hour period. That's the output, or productivity you can expect from your connection.

If your throughput figure falls below an average of 15Mbps in a 24 hour period, we'll send an engineer over to improve things.

Guaranteed throughput gives you a baseline level of performance - This is a service option you will not find with ADSL.