80Mb FTTC Fibre To The Cabinet

40Mb & 80Mb Fibre Speed (FTTC)

With speeds racing up to 80Mb, Fibre to the Cabinet is just around the corner from you!

Up  to 80Mb download and up to 20Mb upload on an existing PSTN line. If you don't have a PSTN line, Datanet can supply a line for you.

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High Speed Fibre Broadband

In addition to high speed 24Mbps DSL, Datanet also offers fibre connectivity with speeds of up to 80Mbps. Visit any built up area and you will find dark green cabinets along the roadside. These cabinets have historically contained all the connections and communications equipment for your Internet and telephony connections.  However, in recent years BT has introduced FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) by replacing the copper wire from the exchange to the cabinet with fibre, resulting in increased speeds of up to 80Mbps downstream and 20Mbps upstream speeds making FTTC the broadband connection of choice for most businesses.

FTTC continues to be rolled out across the UK but is not available in all areas.  To find out if you can get FTTC please call us on 01252 810010

Installation of the FTTC services

There are 2 options when it comes to installation of FTTC as follows:

Option 1: self-install, the cheaper option

The BT engineer attends the roadside cabinet only and the customer, armed with a Datanet pre-configured VDSL router simply plugs it in watches to confrm the service is up and running, optionally you can provide your own VDSL modem or modem/router.

Option 2: self-install and BT Engineer Visit, install fee applies

The BT engineer attends the premises to configure the FTTC faceplate and wiring, the end user connects the Datanet pre-configured router and tests it while the BT engineer is on site.

You can purchase an approved router from Datanet or you may choose to provide an alternative device yourself.  Please note that failure to use an approved device may result in BT refusing to support your FTTC service.

Which Install is right for you?

We can help you decide which install option meets your needs and we have listed below some pros and cons to help you to make up your mind:



Self-Install Lower cost FTTC installation. An engineer will not be able to diagnose problems at the premises on connection.
No requirement for an engineer visit at your premises, so no issues arranging appointments. Using microfilters rather than a service specific faceplate could impact achievable upstream and downstream speeds.
You will have to connect a modem/router yourself.
Self-Install and BT Engineer Visit Connecting to master socket via engineer fitted service specific faceplate ensures speeds are the best they can be for that connection. Requirement to arrange engineer visit to your premises.
Microfilters are not required. Higher cost of installation than previously.
BT Engineer can diagnose problems on-site. If modem/router not available on site on the day of the engineer visit, the BT engineer could walk away.
BT Engineer can connect modem/routing device if supplied in advance.

What about Fibre to the Premises FTTP?

As the name suggests, Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) uses fibre all the way to your premises rather than stopping at the cabinet like FTTC.  With the whole journey from exchange to premises over fibre, FTTP can support speeds of up to 330Mbps downstream/30Mbps upstream.  Datanet offers a number of speed options for FTTP and other connection types, give us a call to discuss.

FTTP is increasingly available around the UK, FTTP on Demand is only available as 330Mbps download/30Mbps upstream service and is not widely available, call us to check your options.

Call our team today on 01252 810010 to find out more about your connectivity options