With a full-fibre connection these obstacles are negated and the whole journey benefits from information being transmitted at the speed of light.
Full-fibre connections are usually referred to as fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) or fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), with fibre optic cables used for the entire journey into your home. This full-fibre optic journey provides next generation speeds and a much more reliable and consistent broadband service.
Full-fibre networks also have the advantage of being able to handle significantly more users and data transmission. Unlike FTTC connections, there is no battle for bandwidth, with an increased network capacity removing the need for download speeds to be prioritised over upload speeds. With a 900 Mbps symmetrical service, toob offers up to 18x faster speeds for download and 90x faster for upload compared to the average FTTC connection.
Although there is still a long way to go before FTTP connections are widely available, thanks to providers like toob, access to full-fibre connections is growing rapidly, with around 20% of the UK able to access FTTP connections. As our journey continues, we look forward to giving more people the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of full-fibre.