FTTP or Full Fibre

What is FTTP?

FTTP stands for ‘Fibre to the premises’ and it’s a fibre broadband technology that can provide extremely fast speeds. FTTP is also sometimes referred to as Full Fibre broadband.

Most broadband providers send data down a fast fibre-optic cable to the cabinet in your street, and then a much slower service carries that data into your home through copper cables.

When you choose FTTP broadband, fibre-optic cable is installed from the street cabinet right into your home, giving you much higher broadband speeds.

What are the benefits of using FTTP broadband?

  • Very high speeds (although FTTP can also deliver low speeds if needed)
  • Much faster upload speeds and download speeds
  • Affordable
  • It doesn’t need phone line rental

If you’re thinking about getting FTTP broadband, it’s worth bearing in mind that FTTP is fairly limited compared to FTTC (Fibre to the cabinet) broadband - however, the number of premises which are able to have an FTTP service are steadily increasing. You can check to see if FTTP is available at your address.
 

Diagram showing difference between FTTC and FTTP