FROM STREAMING TELEVISION AND FAMILY FACETIMES, TO CONTROLLING HOME SECURITY AND HEATING, THE NEED TO STAY DIGITALLY CONNECTED HAS BECOME AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR DAILY LIVES.
WHAT IS FIBRE OPTIC BROADBAND?
Fibre optic broadband uses plastic or glass cables, which allow for faster data transfer compared with the standard copper wires which are used in regular broadband connections.
WHAT IS FTTP?
FTTP stands for Fibre to the Premises, meaning that your internet will be delivered through independent, pure Fibre Optic cables that go straight into your home. The alternative, more common (and slower) Fibre Optic option is FTTC which is where the cables stop at an on-street cabinet, and then the internet is delivered, usually through copper cables.
WHY IS FTTP BETTER THAN FTTC?
With FTTP, the Fibre Optic cables go straight into your home, there is no drop off in internet speed caused by sharing the connection with neighbours, or being further away from the on-street cabinet. It is up to 10 times faster than FTTC and is also very resilient as there is less exposure in terms of connection being harmed by water or chemicals.
DOES FIBRE OPTIC PROVIDE A RELIABLE CONNECTION?
The Fibre Optic cables are buried underground, making it very resilient as there is less exposure to water or chemicals. Furthermore, FTTP essentially gives you a private supply of internet that only your home uses and therefore provides a powerful and reliable service, day and night. FTTP is also thought to be the internet most equipped to deal with the projected growth in demand for internet usage over the next decade.
DOES FTTP COST MORE?
The installation costs for FTTP can be prohibitive as it is more expensive to install than FTTC, which is why it is not readily available in the UK. However, at Knockhall the installation is paid and complete by the time you move into your new home. Ongoing monthly broadband costs will not cost more just because your home has FTTP, it will be as per the standard rate of your chosen broadband supplier.
See Sales Advisor for more information.