What is FTTP?
FTTP stands for Fibre to the Premises. It is a broadband delivery technology that is capable of providing much higher speeds than other types of connection, such as FTTC (fibre to the Cabinet) and ADSL.
Modern fibre cables are capable of delivering much faster speeds and lower latency connections than old copper wires as it doesn’t suffer significant drop offs over long distances like copper cabling does. With FTTP, fibre cables are connected straight from your local exchange to your house or business. This then connects directly to your router.
Advantages of FTTP
- Up to 1Gbps download speeds
- Much faster uploads (sometimes can be the same as download speeds)
- Doesn’t require a phone line
- More reliable than FTTC and ADSL which is especially useful for businesses
Disadvantages of FTTP
- More expensive than FTTC if fast speeds aren’t a requirement for you
- Currently availability is quite limited
- Like FTTC, FTTP bandwidth is contended
Install Lead Time
If FTTP is available at your address, depending on availability you might be able to have a gigabit cable connection at your home or business within two weeks.
Currently, while availability for FTTP is limited Openreach aims to cover 25 million premises by December 2026. We will also be providing FTTP via the City Fibre network thus increasing our reach as an FTTP provider.
You can use our postcode checker to check availability and order online.