Fibre To The Cabinet - FTTC
To The Cabinet" also known as FTTC is
Fibre Optic cable being installed from the telephone exchange to
the street side telephone cabinet and is used to deliver communications
such as broadband, digital TV and telephone.
Optic cable is able to offer much faster speeds than copper wire
and much more bandwidth than copper wires are able to cope with
which is why Fibre
Broadband is the future to next generation broadband. Virgin
Media is the UK's main cable
next step up from FTTC is FTTH
where the fibre optic cable is installed all the way to the Home
and not just the cabinet although his does cost more money to install.
negative factor with regards to installing FTTH is the costs. For
FTTH to be installed across the UK an estimate of around £10-£15
billion is expected.
BT are rolling out their fibre optic broadband network, call BT Infinity, which for most will offer a Fibre To The Cabinet connection and broadband speeds of up to 40Mb.
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