FTTP and FTTC Internet Connectivity


Internet Connectivity

All businesses, big and small, are becoming more reliant on a fast reliable connection to the rest of the world via the internet. FTTP and FTTC Internet Connectivity is the current Best for Business solution. Whether you use Microsoft 365 for your email, a hosted solution for your phone calls, or backup your documents with a cloud-based solution:  internet connectivity comes in many different forms.

That’s where Computer Network Services Ltd can help.  Our mission is to find the correct internet solutions for your business, based on your exact requirements.

However to most people the various internet products available are no more than a list of acronyms, such as FTTC, FTTP or ADSL.  To those outside the telecoms and IT world, the terms mean very little.

Before we make suggestions for which product you need, we will ask you lots of questions, for example:

FTTP or FTTC Internet Connectivity?

Questions to apply to your business

  • Do you need a service level agreement?

In essence, a service level agreement means you get a guaranteed fix time or your money back.

With more and more businesses turning to Cloud Telephone Systems reliability and performance is key. Installing good quality and fast Internet services reduces the risk of poor quality and chopped voice calls.

  • Do you use services like Microsoft 365 or hosted applications such as One Drive or DropBox?
  • How many people do you need internet access for?
  • How much of your business relies on the internet?

These are just some of the factors that make choosing the correct internet connection vital to your business.

Even plain old, standard ADSL (often described as Broadband) has many different options.  That’s before we start to look at the other solutions and mass of other acronyms.

That’s why have dedicated pages to give you more information about the various products available.

Of course, if you don’t have the time (or inclination) to learn about acronyms such as FTTP or FTTC and would rather we simply devised the right solution for you, please call us.  One of our friendly team will take the time to get to know what your business needs are.  We’ll then provide you with our recommend solution: jargon free!

So what are the differences in FTTP and FTTC Internet Connectivity?

Avaible in your area?

FTTP FTTC Internet Connectivity


Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is the entry-level fibre product for ‘business broadband’ but to be able to access it the exchange, and your cabinet (the green box), both need to have been upgraded.

FTTC is a great product for a business that just needs faster speeds, with download speeds of 80mbps and upload speeds of 20mbps achievable.


Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) is a great solution for businesses who need fast internet speeds and a service level agreement, but their budget cannot stretch to a leased line.
The service is delivered using Fibre to the Premises removing the issues experienced with copper cabling as a Leased Line would.

With speeds up to 300Mbps download it is a recommended solution for small and medium businesses.

At a low cost it is the perfect failover for Leased Line installations.

A perfect partner with Cloud Telephony.


Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, commonly known as ADSL, comes in different versions.
In our opinion where better services are available this should be avoided where possible.

ADSL Max, an old-fashioned and slower option, is generally only now used in rural areas and its speeds are much slower than other available technology. ADSL Max has a maximum download of 8mb and upload of 1mb, although to achieve those speeds your premises needs to be very close to the exchange.


is essentially the mainstream ‘business broadband’ product, capable of download speeds of 24mb and upload of 1.4mb.

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