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
- 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.