Wouldn’t it be great if all you needed to order was a ‘good broadband connection?’ There are as many options now available for connectivity and data as there are questions to order it!
To help you understand the technologies available we have provided a brief summary of each type of connection but you can also just give us a call and we can help you check what’s available in your area and our team will help you find the most competitive cost.
So what’s the difference between broadband and Ethernet based connections? In short broadband remains a contented service so sometimes offer little in way of service levels. Ethernet based solutions usually offer SLA’s with guaranteed return to work timescales.
ADSL or ADSL2+ uses copper to deliver traffic across the provider network with speeds up to 24Mbps.
Fibre broadband utilizes the newer fibre based infrastructure that has been implemented across the UK by BT and can deliver potentially faster speeds and arguably greater reliability. There are currently two variations available for fibre based broadband, FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) and FTTP (Fibre to the Premises).
FTTC uses the existing copper infrastructure from the premises to the cabinet and then the new fibre infrastructure from the cabinet to the exchange onto the provider’s core network. FTTC can deliver speeds of up to 80Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload.
FTTP provides speeds of up to 330Mbps and upload speeds of up to 30 Mbps by using the fibre based infrastructure from the premises through to the core network.
A leased line is a dedicated 1 to 1 connection from the customer’s premises to the Ethernet core network and is a high performance, secure, connection that is permanently available with fast speeds from 2MBPS to 10Gbps.
Leased Lines are also fully managed with SLA’s and back up and are offered as a wired or wireless solution.