You’ve probably heard of full fibre. In fact, ultra-fast internet is probably something you quite like sound of — who wouldn’t want best-in-class download speeds? 🏃🏻

There’s something you need to know, though. There are two types of full fibre broadband, and it’s important to know the distinctions when choosing the best option for your business.

What is full fibre?

In a nutshell, full fibre uses incredibly high-speed fibre optic cables to send and receive data, instead of the copper telephone wires older services rely on. Right now, many fibre broadband connections only use fibre optic cables up to the telephone wiring cabinet you’ll find on your street. On the final stretch to your home or business, data is carried over copper cables. That’s called fibre to the cabinet (FTTC).

In fibre to the premise (FTTP) services, fibre-optic cables are used at every step of the connection. And that means faster broadband.

C, P… does it matter? 🤔

What might seem like a small, technical quibble makes a big difference. If we’re talking speeds, a Vodafone Pro Broadband full fibre connection can deliver download speeds 15 times faster than a FTTC connection. It’s a top speed of around 910 Mbps compared to around 67 Mbps.

67 still sounds good to me! 👌

You’re right, it probably is. If super-fast download speeds aren’t a huge requirement for your business, you’d get by without FTTP — for now.

It’s also important to note that our copper network is closing down in 2025, as part of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) switch off. So any service, like FTTC, that relies on copper wires will be made redundant.

There’s no need to panic though. There are plenty of options available, whether it’s FTTP or another broadband service, to meet your present and future business needs. Get in touch with Crystaline today to learn more about how we can futureproof your business.