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Broadband - Fibre Broadband - Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC)

Fibre To The Cabinet - FTTC

"Fibre 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.

Fibre 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 broadband provider.

The 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.

The 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.

News relating to Fibre To The Cabinet - FTTC
100Mb FTTH should be the aim and not 40Mb FTTC - 24th April 2009

55% think 2Mb broadband is too slow - 21st April 2009

Fibre broadband could cost up to 28.8 billion - 9th September 2008

BT to spend 1.5bn on Fibre - 15th July 2008

Bournemouth to get Fibre network - 12th May 2008

More talk on next Generation Broadband for the UK - 26th November 2007

UK broadband one of the slowest in Europe - 2nd October 2007

Ofcom speak up on need for Fibre Optic network - 27th September 2007

Fibre Optics the way forward for UK broadband - 19th September 2007

Government minister to address UK broadband speed issues - 18th September 2007


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