What is a Contended Line? 

When browsing for new broadband for your business you will likely come across the words ‘contended’ and ‘uncontended’, but what do these mean? Understanding these is important and is something your provider should explain to you. There is nothing worse than having misguided expectations leading to disappointment.  Contention and contention ratios are very often overlooked by […]

How to get the most out of your broadband speed 

You will almost never reach your maximum advertised broadband speed on a contended line. This is why providers usually offer guaranteed minimum speeds, which on Gigabit connections can reach 200Mbps and even more.   But what if you are not even getting your guaranteed speed? In some cases this might be the fault of the supplier […]

5 best business broadband options available in 2022 

Business Broadband options are rapidly changing in the UK. As new and better technologies are developed older ones are often being phased out. Knowing your options well is important in making an informed decision about which is best for your business.   Although all serve the purpose of connecting you to the internet, the technology used […]

The PSTN Network is no longer viable: Here’s Why

The PSTN Network is reaching the end of its life, but why? In this article we will explain what PSTN means and why it is closing. We’ll also suggest few ways you can start preparing. PSTN meaning and origins The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) provides the necessary infrastructure and services for public communication. It […]

Openreach FTTP: 79 new Exchanges in Tranche 6 stop sells.

Starting November 1st 2022, orders for non GEA-FTTP products will be rejected for the following premises that have Openreach FTTP availability and a coverage of Ultrafast greater than 75%. What does a Stop Sell mean? Openreach uses the term Stop Sell to indicate they will no longer sell certain products. It is important to distinguish […]

FTTP Broadband coverage expanded in Peterborough

CityFibre UK will be expanding their FTTP Broadband coverage across the Cambridgeshire city of Peterborough. Thousands of new homes and businesses will be able to benefit from their gigabit-capable network. This new expansion is part of CityFibre’s larger deployment project. They aim to hit the milestone of 1 million premises reached by the end of […]

CityFibre FTTP business broadband is coming to Leicester

The independent network operator CityFibre is continuing it’s roll-out of Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) in the Leicester area, with business broadband of up to 900 Mbps upload and download speeds achievable. Unlike the residential option already in circulation, the service comes with a static IP address and a service level agreement. Currently we can […]