FTTP Business Broadband | What Is It?

Are you looking for a higher speed broadband connection for your business? If so FTTP Broadband is just the product for you offering speeds of up to 1Gb.

In this guide, we will explain what FTTP is and how it is useful for businesses. You will also be able to use our availability checker to see if you are able to get FTTP in your area.

UPDATE 22/11/2021: We have launched www.fttp.info to help customers find out if FTTP is available at their address. Customers can also order FTTP online using this new website.

We are holding a launch event in Leicester to help launch our new CityFibre Business FTTP product. Find out more information here.

What is FTTP?

Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) is a full-fibre broadband solution that can offer incredibly fast broadband speeds.

FTTP is a fibre connection that connects from the exchange, in to your business. Because of this direct connection FTTP can offer much more speeds compared to products such as FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet).

What speeds are available with FTTP?

FTTP can offer download speeds of up to 1000Mb/s and upload speeds of up to 115Mb/s. We can also offer FTTP download and upload speeds starting from 0.5Mb/s.

We can now provide FTTP Business Broadband via the CityFibre network. This means customers can now get up to 900Mbps symmetrical speeds FTTP from us.

FTTP vs FTTC

  • FTTC can offer download speeds up to 80Mb/s, whereas FTTP can offer download speeds of up to 1Gbp/s. FTTC is slower because this uses a mixture of copper and fibre to deliver your broadband connection.
  • FTTP is also considered far more reliable than the alternatives as reported by BT.
  • Unlike FTTC, FTTP is a data-only, meaning that you do not pay separately for line rental.

It is worth noting that because of the PSTN withdrawal, FTTC Broadband will soon be replaced by SOGEA Broadband. If customers user there landline to make calls they will need to upgrade to an internet based phone solution such as VoIP.

Can I get FTTP broadband?

You can use our FTTP checker website to see if you can get FTTP broadband in your area. Simply enter your postcode, select your address and see your results.

How to order FTTP Broadband

To order FTTP Broadband, please follow the below steps:

  1. First, head over to the FTTP Checker page on the FTTP.Info website and enter your postcode.
  2. Then, once prompted enter your postcode and click go.
  3. Next, select your address from the dropdown and then your FTTP options (if available will be shown). Next to your available package, you will be able to click order.

FAQ:

How long does FTTP take to install?

FTTP lead times vary depending on the existing infrastructure. Generally, this is usually around 4 weeks. FTTP can be installed sooner if there is already an existing infrastructure at your premises.

FTTP isn’t available in my area, what broadband service should I use?

As a broadband provider we would only recommend the service that is right for your businesses needs. If you would like advice on what business broadband services are right for your business, get in touch.

How much is FTTP?

Please visit the fttp.info website and input your postcode to view our FTTP pricing.

Is FTTP more reliable than FTTC?

Yes. FTTP can offer over 12x faster download speeds compared to FTTC and is reported by BT as being far more reliable.

When will FTTP be available in my area?

If you would like to keep informed about the FTTP rollout in your area, please get in touch and we will keep you updated on the FTTP rollout in your area and alternative options which are available.