What is Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)?
FTTP stands for Fibre To The Premises, it is faster, more reliable and more secure than any other form of broadband and therefore is the best fibre broadband that you can currently get on the market.
Unlike FTTC, FTTP is a direct fibre connection from your premises all the way back to the local BT exchange rather than being connected by copper to one of the BT local cabinets that are located on the streets.
FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet) by comparison provides fibre to the local BT cabinet, but copper from the cabinet to premises, which has a detrimental impact on the speed. Copper also deteriorates over time and is prone to weather damage which can affect the quality of the service. This does not happen with FTTP.
There are several bandwidth options available that we provide on FTTP, these download speeds range from 40mb to 1000mb.
What speed ranges are available with FTTP?
Fibre to the Premise is available in the following speeds:
- FTTP 40mb Download / 10mb Upload
- FTTP 55mb Download / 10mb Upload
- FTTP 80mb Download / 20mb Upload
- FTTP 115mb Download / 20mb Upload
- FTTP 160mb Download / 30mb Upload
- FTTP 330mb Download / 50mb Upload
- FTTP 550mb Download / 75mb Upload
- FTTP 1000mb Download / 115mb Upload
You can use our availability checker to find out what speed is available at your premises – https://cloudandfibre.co.uk/broadband-availability-checker
Why would FTTP be good for my business?
- Speed: FTTP is the fastest broadband speed available at a potential 1000Mb download. Compared to FTTC and GFast, there is no comparison.
- Cost: When comparing the costs of a dedicated Ethernet Leased Line against an FTTP service, FTTP wins every time. Ethernet leased lines start from £200 per month and FTTP starts at sub £100 per month.
- Data: Due to how quickly FTTP can handle large amounts of data, it is really useful for medium to large businesses that have lots of simultaneous users. As well as this, businesses that rely on transferring a lot of high volume data quickly and securely can really feel the benefit with an FTTP connection.
- Reliability: FTTP is very reliable since it is based on a fibre optical cable to your premises. FTTC is based on copper so susceptible to faults and interference.
- Installation Lead Time: Installation lead times are relatively quick with at 14 days. If your premises have already had, or has the capability, FTTP can be activated in 24 hours.
- Easy to Upgrade: If you choose one of the lowest speed options and want to upgrade to faster speeds in the future, it only takes 24 hours to provide more bandwidth to your business.
Where is FTTP Available?
FTTP is not available everywhere but BT Openreach are enabling more and more exchanges every week. You can use our availability checker to find out what is available at your premises – https://cloudandfibre.co.uk/broadband-availability-checker/.
It is important to understand that for most customers, FTTP users can only receive FTTP since they are connected directly to the local BT exchange. In some cases FTTC users can receive FTTP since BT Openreach are providing more and more investment into new areas every month. Check the BT Openreach website for more information on their rollout.
Can I get FTTP now?
Yes. FTTP is available at several locations around the country. Use our availability checker to find out more or alternatively, contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 260 0196.