FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) — Fibre-optic cables run all the way to the cabinet in the street, which can be up to 300m away.
The cabinet is connected to your home with regular copper wires, which results in a loss of speed.
This is the most common connection.
How does Fibre optic broadband get to my house?
Fibre cables run from the exchange to the cabinet on your street, which then connects to your home via the ol’ copper phone line. Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), meanwhile, means the entire line is fibre from the exchange all the way into your building.
How do you install Fibre optic cable at home?
- Step 1 – Cable to the House. Get the cable from the local box to your house.
- Step 2 – Check Appliances. It’s all very well having fiber optic cable in your house, but you also need phones and a set top box that will work with it.
- Step 3 – Running Cable.
- Step 4 – Computer.
- Step 5 – Television.
Does Fibre broadband make a difference?
It’s actually extremely simple – standard broadband (ADSL) uses existing copper phone lines for transferring data, while fibre uses a newer network of high-speed fibre optic cables that are better able to deliver high-speed data across greater distances, resulting in much faster download speeds for fibre packages.
How is Fibre Internet installed?
First, the installer will need to drill a small hole through your boundary wall to get the fibre cable into your property. He will then assess how best to get the fibre cable to the CPE in your home. In order to get to the location where you want the CPE installed, some furniture may need to be moved around.
Photo in the article by “Strategic Partnerships Office – NASA”