What is FTTP?
FTTP stands for Fibre to the Premises. This connection is a pure fibre connection from the exchange, into your business. It offers higher broadband speeds to specific premises in areas that have been enabled for FTTP.
The other type of Fibre Broadband is Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). It is a connectivity technology that is based on a combination of fibre optic cable and copper cable. The fibre optic cable is in place from the local telephone exchange to a distribution point. From this distribution point a standard telephone line based on copper is then used to deliver the broadband connectivity.
You will usually find that FTTP offers faster broadband speeds to FTTC, and with the combination of fibre optic cables and the fact that they go directly to your home, FTTP is certainly the preferred option for those who are serious about their broadband use.
G Fast Broadband
G Fast is one of the latest broadband technologies. It is a copper based broadband services. Those who take advantage of G Fast can experience faster speeds that Fibre to the Cabinet (FFTC.) You can read more about G Fast technology here.
G Fast uses existing FTTC infrastructure such as the copper wires but a device is fitted into the fibre cabinet to alter the speed frequencies. The changes increase the speed through the copper cable which results in a more reliable broadband with ultrafast speeds. However, G Fast users are typically located no more than 500 metres from their local BT cabinet because a close range is needed...