Full Fibre Broadband
The long awaited arrival of Full Fibre Broadband in Lymm is now imminent.
Work to bring Full Fibre Broadband to Lymm (also know as FTTP) is, according to the BT Openreach website due to start in the next 3 months.
With Virgin Media (my favoured supplier) not giving any information yet on when they will be providing a fibre service in Lymm, BT Openreach will be our only option in the near future. There will of course other providers who use the BT Openreach infrastructure that will be offering packages when the time come. E.G. TalkTalk, Plusnet, Sky, Vodafone etc.
BT Openreach Fibre First Build Programme
FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)
Also known as Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband; it has a fibre optic cable straight from the exchange to your home. Supports download speeds of up to 900Mbps. Not affected by your distance from the exchange or the cabinet. You should always get your full package speed.
FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)
Also known as Superfast Fibre broadband; it has a fibre optic cable from the exchange to the cabinet, then copper wire to your home. Supports download speeds of up to 80Mbps. Not affected by your distance from the exchange, though your maximum speed will be affected by your distance from the cabinet.
ASDL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)
Basic broadband which has coper wire from the exchange to the cabinet, then coper wire to your home. ADSL supports speeds of up to 8Mbps. The further away you are from the cabinet or the exchange the slower your maximum speed will be.