The Future is Here: Embrace Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)
Unleashing unparalleled internet speeds and reliability, Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is the future of broadband technology. Learn why FTTP is outpacing other broadband methods and how you can benefit from it.
What is Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)?
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is a broadband network architecture that uses fibre optic cables to provide exceptionally high-speed internet services directly to homes or businesses. Unlike older technologies such as ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) and cable internet that use copper lines or coaxial cables, FTTP utilizes fiber optics all the way from the service provider to the end-user.
The Technology Behind It
The core technology of FTTP is the fibre optic cable, made up of glass or plastic threads that transmit data as light signals. These cables have the capacity to carry large amounts of data over long distances at incredibly high speeds, usually in the gigabits per second (Gbps) range. This paves the way for applications requiring high bandwidth, like Ultra HD streaming, online gaming, and real-time data analytics.
Why Choose FTTP?
FTTP offers speeds that can exceed 1 Gbps, allowing for lightning-fast downloads and seamless streaming. This is particularly beneficial for families or businesses that need to run multiple high-bandwidth applications simultaneously.
Fibre optic cables are less susceptible to degradation and external interference compared to traditional copper cables. This means fewer disruptions and a more stable internet connection.
FTTP networks are built with the future in mind. They can be easily upgraded to accommodate higher speeds and more users, making it a long-term investment that pays off. In future, you’ll be able to order faster download speeds on the same fibre cable. In 5 years you might be able to order 10Gbps for £50/month!
The Cost Factor
While FTTP is undeniably the superior technology, it comes with higher installation costs compared to traditional broadband solutions. However, considering the long-term benefits like speed, reliability, and scalability, the investment often justifies itself over time.
How to Get FTTP?
The first step in getting FTTP is to check if it is available in your area. We can perform all the checks for you, or you can use the BT DSL Checker using your postcode.
Choose a Plan
Once you have confirmed that FTTP is available, the next step is to choose a subscription plan that suits your needs. Plans vary widely in terms of speed and cost, so it’s important to consider how you intend to use your internet connection.
After selecting a plan, you will typically schedule an installation appointment. A technician will come to your premises to install the necessary hardware, which often includes an optical network terminal (ONT) that converts the fibre optic light signals into electrical signals that your devices can use.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is rapidly becoming the go-to choice for anyone seeking high-speed, reliable, and scalable broadband connectivity. Despite its higher initial cost, the long-term benefits make it an investment worth making. So if you’re tired of buffering videos and laggy connections, it’s time to look into upgrading to FTTP.