FTTP – Fibre to the premises
FTTP from Elite is a super-fast fibre optic technology where the connection is fibre throughout, giving you incredible speeds of up to 330Mbps download and 50Mbps upload. Whereas fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) is delivered to the premises using copper infrastructure and only has speeds of up to 76Mbps. In turn, this impacts its performance and the available speeds. FTTP is the ideal product for SME’s needing a high bandwidth at a low cost.
How does FTTP work?
FTTP is a fibre optic connection that’s terminated straight into an end-users premises. This is then sent back to the local exchange through the cabinet where it’s connected directly to high-powered optics. These high-power optics are what connects the FTTP to the national fibre optic backbone. This means you can now get an inexpensive, full fibre internet connection for less than ever before.
”Need to knows” of FTTP
FTTP is a great all round product, bridging the gap between broadband and Ethernet connectivity, however, FTTP is still classed as broadband. An Ethernet Fibre, EFM, or EoFTTC are completely private, uncontended and offer a Service Level Agreement. Unfortunately, these are not features of FTTP. Although, there are options that you can add to improve the service of your FTTP connection. Adding Enhanced Care or Critical Care will prioritise any faults with your fibre broadband to ensure engineers are dispatched and faults are clear within a defined timeframe.
What speeds will FTTP give me?
We offer our customers varying speeds through our FTTP service, as detailed below;