FTTP and FTTC - What is the difference?

FTTP and FTTC - What is the difference?

Sick of your current internet connection and want to make sure you are getting the best for your money? Venus has often been asked what is the difference between FTTP and FTTC - Which option is better for my business?

Venus always recommend an FTTP connection for your business, and here’s why:

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is a technology where a fibre internet circuit stops short of customers premises and terminates in a street cabinet and the remaining journey is via copper telephone cable. Speeds are not symmetrical and you will experience drop outs if there are  many users on the same line.

FTTP replaces copper wires with fibre optic cable, providing a massive boost to download speeds. FTTP's 100% Fibre connection offers lightning speeds and improves the performance of your internet connection. Speed is actually unlimited over fibre but it depends on the equipment being used at either end of the fibre.Venus install fibre optic cables directly from our exchange to your business premises, bypassing cabinets allowing your business to have its own dedicated high speed fibre leased line. You will not see buffering speeds and dropouts during the day.

Fibre can make a big difference to your business. Compared to copper it can deliver higher speeds for both upload and download, a more predictable speed, better reliability (less downtime) and is more durable – And a great choice.

Don’t think of broadband in terms of budget unless you are factoring in time as well. Think about what you need to do and how quickly and reliably you need to do it. Venus have a range of Fibre Leased line packages to suit all business sizes.

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