What Is FTTC?





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What is FTTC Internet?

FTTC is an acronym for “Fibre To The Cabinet” and provides a Super-Fast broadband connection over Fibre Optic Cable from the Telephone Exchange to the green street-side box. This provides much higher speeds than ADSL Broadband.

Is FTTP better than FTTC?

While both FTTC and FTTP promise high speeds, FTTP’s complete fiber optic connection allows for much higher speeds than FTTC. They are both faster than conventional ADSL, of course, but FTTP is much faster than FTTC, reaching speeds of 330 Mb/s while FTTC reaches speeds of up to 76 Mb/s.

How fast is FTTC?

Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) broadband comes in three main variants which offer a downstream line connection speed of 80 meg (80 Mbps), 55 meg (55 Mbps) or 40 meg (40 Mbps), but the actual maximum throughput speed of the service will be slightly lower than this at around 76 / 52 / 38 Mbps.

Is FTTC the same as FTTN?

FTTC can serve several customers within 1,000 feet. FTTN (Fiber to the Node or Neighborhood) serves a few hundred customers. They must be within a one mile radius. The remaining distance to the home, often referred to as the “last mile,” can use DSL through existing telephone or cable company lines.