Fibre Broadband

Image courtesy ChannelBiz UKFibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) superfast broadband internet is now generally available in the village. If you are considering an upgrade to your home, you can either contact your existing broadband provider or shop around for a better deal. Because the fibre-to-the-premises technology is still relatively rare in UK homes, some broadband providers do not accept orders at present. Here is a list of current FTTP broadband providers.               

Fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) is not available in this area. Without going into confusing technical stuff, you should be aware that whoever you choose to provide your new broadband, “unlike FTTC providers, which can often switch you to their broadband without any installation, FTTP needs someone to come and sort it for you. This process is often very quick, with an engineer finishing in under an hour.” (More details + pros and cons)

“Sorting out” means installing a new box inside your house, and connecting you by fibre cable to the nearest fibre-enabled pole or underground access point. You don’t have to arrange this yourself, it’s the responsibility of your broadband supplier. There is usually a one-off installation charge.