Three questions about fibre you must know

1 .What is a Gigabit?

One Gigabit is the same as 1,000 megabits – so it’s a big leap forward in connection speeds that could benefit you and your business into the future.  Full fibre also supports symmetrical connections – meaning upload and download speeds are the same, with upload speeds 100x faster and download speeds 20x faster than the average.

Although it is frequently reported that now has more than 96% coverage for superfast broadband with speeds of 24 megabits per second or higher – this is not good enough. Most superfast connections still depend on copper telephone wires, which are limited in the speeds they can support. For the fastest and most reliable broadband, capable of delivering gigabit speeds, a full fibre connection is required.

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2.How do we install fibre into a community?

Most of the network build activity will be in footpaths and verges. We use specialist trenching to rollout fibre in your area – wherever possible ducting will be laid using narrow trenching. The route will be carefully planned to reduce work on the roads. Where work on roads is needed, this will be carefully managed with the Council highways department to keep disruption to an absolute minimum. We will also send you a construction notice a few days before work is due to start in your street.

3.What is fibre?

Fibre – or fibre optics is a technology for information transmission via flexible glass or plastic threads, slightly thicker than a strand of human hair. This technology allows data to travel at the speed of light and serves as a future-proof solution for internet connectivity as the speed and capacity of a fibre connection is almost unlimited.

The term “fibre” is often misused. What is often branded as “fibre broadband” actually involves copper cable.  This technology is known as “Fibre-to-the-Cabinet” (FTTC) but it relies on a final leg of copper wire, from the roadside cabinet into the customer premises. This causes a bottleneck, resulting in slow and lost connections especially at “peak times” of the day.

“Fibre-to-the-Premises” (FTTP), also known as “Full Fibre”, replaces the old copper wires with the latest technology in fibre optic cabling all the way to the actual premises, providing gigabit-capable connectivity and bandwidth.

Full fibre brings many benefits, from symmetrical speed, high bandwidth and greater capacity, to ultra-low latency, superior resilience and reliability.


Post time: Jun-01-2022