FTTC - G.FAST
Up to 330 Mbps 'Ultra Fast Broadband" without the premium
Ultrafast broadband is here!
Right now a new superfast network is being built. The new G.Fast network that delivers ultrafast broadband speeds of more than 100Mbps allowing businesses to thrive in the global market.
Ultrafast speeds of more than 100Mbps will be available to 12 million homes and businesses by the end of 2020
10 million of thoses will be using Gfast technology.
There are around 550,000 homes and businesses using fibre of G.Fast, with 100,000 more already ordered the service.
G.Fast helps bring ultrafast speeds to largest number of customers in the shortest possible time, with little or no disruption.
Ultrafast is about being able to do everything online at the same time....Without interruptions
Video on demand - Stream ultra-high definition or 4K TV instantly
Virtual Storage - Store documents, videos and photos- in the cloud
HD Video calling - Chat with colleagues and businesses around the world
Working from home - Work as effectively as you would in the office
Expand your business - Have a competitive advantage in connecting, serving, collaborating and competing online.
How G.fast works
The service works in a similar way to existing Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC), by running a fibre optic cable to the local street cabinet. this is then fitted with an extension 'pod' to house the line cards. After this the service reaches the business via the existing copper cable.
G.fast generally offers two primary service tiers.
160 Mbps Download & 30 Mbps Upload
330 Mbps Download & 50 Mbps Upload
(Service speeds may vary slightly depending on the business location )
Customers who choose to order a G.fast line will be visited by an engineer, who will most likely provide a new Mater Socket and a modem. This can be plugged into an existing router.
Some areas that have G.fast available (Nov 2018 update)
Acomb, Addiscombe, Aintree, Ascot, Bargoed (Cardiff), Barking, Barnsley, Beckenham, Beulah Hill (Croydon), Blackpool, Bootle, Bradford, Broadwell, Canonbury, Chingford, Colchester, Colindale, Dalton in Furness, Daubhill, Deal, Dover, Downloand (Croydon), Earley, Eastbourne, Eastleigh, Enfield, Faversham, Felixstowe, Feltham, Forest Hill, Godalming, Greenwich, Hamilton, Harlesden, Hatch End, Healing, Hendon, Hitchin, Hyde, Kemptown, Kentish Town, Kenton, Leicester Central, Leytonstone, Lincoln, Littlehampton, Llanrumney, Lords, Lower Holloway, Malden, Midland (Birmingham), Mill Hill, Moss Side, North Wembley, Northampton, Oldham, Pendleton, Plympton, Ponders End, Prescot, Primrose hill, Purfleet, Rainham, Rock Ferry, Rushey Green, Staylbridge, Stamford, Stoke City, Sydenham (Croydon), Teddington, Tewkesbury, Tranent (South East Scotland), Upper Holloway, Urmston (South Manchester), Wallington, Waterloo, Wembley, West Kensington, West Wickham, Willesden, Worthing Central.
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