Superfast Fibre Access brings an online experience like never before. And it's not just about speed. It's about different people being able to do their own thing online – all at the same time!
Superfast Fibre Access has been designed to be an attractive proposition for the widest possible customer base. It's being delivered in two ways, over a:
We're overlaying part of our copper network with fibre - the part that runs from the local telephone exchange to our street cabinets. A single fibre can carry a great deal more information than copper wiring and does so in a far shorter space of time with minimal loss of signal power. We're also repositioning the electronics at the exchange with miniaturised cards and installing them in our street cabinets. So Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is moving the exchange much closer to the doorstep.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) uses fibre all the way from the exchange right into your customers' homes and businesses. It enables the delivery of our fastest broadband services. We've been rolling out FTTP at Brownfield sites such as Bradwell Abbey, near Milton Keynes, and Highams Park, London. Brownfield means that a copper network already exists in the area and that fibre will be overlaid all the way from the exchange right into the homes and businesses.
The rollout of superfast fibre broadband is well underway and we estimate that by the end of Spring 2014, up to 2.5 million small businesses will be able to access this technology. The material below will help you consider the needs of your customers and make an informed choice about whether Ethernet or Superfast Fibre Access for Business will suit your customers best.
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