Fibre to Cabinet and Fibre to Premises Broadband
Up until a few years ago, the Openreach network has been digital from exchange to exchange, but analogue from the exchange to your premises. The main shortcoming of analogue is that the bandwidth decreases the further you are from the exchange, so only a few businesses have been able to realise really high-speed internet access. Fibre to Cabinet (FTTC) means broadband data is carried over digital fibre optic cables to the street cabinet, which is likely to be far nearer to you than your local exchange. Fibre to Premises (FTTP) means you have fibre all the way. This means faster speeds for a great number of people.
What speeds can you expect?
Download speeds can be anything up to 80Mbps. Upload speeds are anything up to 20Mbps. Increased upload speeds will be of particular benefit to customers who wish to employ Voice over IP solutions or those who have remote users connecting to their server.
Regardless of what other suppliers may tell you, any Broadband service can be volatile. However, FTTC is running over newly installed fibre-optic cables whereas standard broadband runs over existing copper lines. With this in mind, it is fair to say that EMtel Infinity is far less likely to go wrong.
Standard Business Broadband
For customers who don’t yet have Fibre to Cabinet broadband available in their area, we know they rely on their internet connection too much to risk a cheap but unreliable service. When we asked a client why he uses EMtel for his broadband, he simply said: “because it works”.
That’s why our “quality first” commitment applies as much to the broadband service we use as it does to every other service.