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FTTC vs FTTP - B4RN: Say It As It Is

May 8th, 2023

B4RN's 'Say It As It Is' series puts some of the broadband industry's terminology into easy to understand language.

In this article, we look at the difference between a Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) and a Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) connection.

True full fibre broadband (FTTP or Fibre to the Premises) is the future of the internet. All B4RN customers receive gigabit (1,000Mbps) speed - meaning you can effortlessly stream all your favourite entertainment and use multiple devices hassle free.

What is often sold as “fibre broadband” is sometimes only part fibre (FTTC or Fibre to the Cabinet), with providers still using 100-year old copper infrastructure between the green cabinet in the street and your property.

The further you are from the cabinet, the worse your service.

B4RN delivers fibre all the way to your door.

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The main benefit of a true full fibre B4RN connection compared to FTTC is the speed. With a standard gigabit service, B4RN is x14 times faster than the average download speed for UK home broadband (according to OFCOM).

B4RN's full fibre network is also almost entirely buried underground, making it extremely resilient to stormy weather compared to copper cables hung upon poles.

Read our case studies to see the difference gigabit full fibre broadband makes to homes and businesses in our rural communities.

To find out if B4RN's available in your area and to register your interest, head to the Get B4RN page and enter your postcode.

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