Like ADSL, the FTTC network uses standard PSTN lines to make the final connection to your premises. While speeds are not as distance dependent as ADSL services, there can be some speed degradation depending on your distance from the green box in your street (Primary Connection Point).
WHAT IS EBE?
Because ADSL broadband speeds fluctuate throughout the day depending on the number of businesses using it at any one time, Elevated Best Efforts will help keep your internet speeds up during peak times.
Small but important
The distance of your premises from the local telephone exchange will affect the ‘up to’ connection speed.
You can check your current speed using speedtest.net. To get the most accurate reading, make sure the device you run the test from is connected directly to your internet router and that nothing else is on the network.
* Free install on 2-year terms. GEA is a 3-year term. If you require a one-year term, you’ll need to pay the install costs of an analogue line and router.
Delivery of router – £7
ADSL 2+ routers are Technicolor TG588v2
FTTC routers are Technicolor TG589vac
GEA FTTC routers are Cisco 887
Routers are subject to change.