What is Full-Fibre Broadband, and why is it important?
In the UK, the vast majority of “Superfast Fibre” broadband services actually depend on old copper telephone lines to deliver the service into businesses and homes. The “Fibre” goes no further than the cabinet in the street. This is also known in the industry as both “Part-Fibre” and sometimes even “Fake Fibre”.
As long as we keep using copper to deliver broadband “Superfast fibre” will be suffer from low and unpredictable speeds, and general unreliability.
As can be seen above, Full-Fibre Broadband takes the fibre-optic cable all the way into the business or home. The benefits of this are:
- Full-Fibre is proven to be up to five times more reliable than Superfast (Source – Ofcom).
- The speed of the Full-Fibre circuit is guaranteed. No more misleading “up-to …” speed claims.
- Incredible speeds. Gigabit (1000Mbps) broadband is available to everyone that takes a full-fibre service. Even after allowing for IP overheads, we are delivering 935Mbps of real usable internet bandwidth.
- Future-proofed. The fibre that we install today is cable of handling 10 Gigabits or even 100 Gigabits in the future. Over the coming years we will be offering these increased speeds which will require nothing more than a modem upgrade.