FTTP/ FTTC Broadband

In the modern world, a business’s success depends on the speed of their internet connection.

Carden Telecoms provide the maximum bandwidth possible to our clients. By installing a dedicated fibre line from your local exchange, you can see incredible boosts to your internet speeds.

What is FTTC and FTTP Broadband?

FTTC and FTTP broadband both use fibre optic cable to connect your premises to the internet. Fibre optic cable connections are faster and more reliable than copper internet connections.


The acronym FTTC stands for “fibre to the cabinet”. The connection from the service provider to the local telephone exchange cabinet is made with fibre optic cable. However, the “last mile” from the cabinet to your business’s premises is still made using a standard copper connection.

The average speed of an FTTC broadband connection starts at around 30mbps and can go as high as 80mbps.


The acronym FTTP stands for “fibre to the premises”. This means that the entire connection is made using fibre optic cable. The line runs from your service provider to the nearest exchange cabinet, and then from the cabinet to your premises.

FTTP is sometimes referred to as full fibre broadband because fibre optic cable is used in every step of this connection. The broadband speeds of FTTP start at around 50mbps and can go as high as 1,000mbps.

Leased Lines

Leased lines are also available and are yet another form of fibre connection with even faster speeds than FTTC and FTTP connections. However, these ultrafast broadband leased lines run directly from the ISP’s data centre to your premises and do not connect via a local telephone exchange.

The Key Benefits of FTTP/FTTC Connections

  • Higher speeds
  • Reliable connection
  • More secure than a copper connection
  • Lower latency
  • Less contested
  • Improved upload/download ratio
  • Resistant to electromagnetic interference
  • Highly durable and resistant to the elements
  • Future-proof download speeds

What is a Blended Fibre Solution?

FTTC is a blended broadband solution. While the initial connection to the cabinet is fibre, the remaining infrastructure of your office continues to use copper wiring. This saves you the expense and disruption of rewiring your entire premises. FTTC blended solutions offer huge improvements to your connection speeds, with up to 80mbps downloads and up to 20mbps uploads.

Because of their increased bandwidth, FTTC connections are ideal for businesses using VoIP. They also work well for HD video calling or any task that relies on cloud services. FTTC connections also work as an excellent temporary measure while you prepare for a transition to a fully fibre environment.

Why Are Fibre Optic Broadband Services More Reliable?

When compared to existing phone lines, fibre is far more resilient to forces like weather or electromagnetic interference. Therefore, it is more consistently able to provide high-speed data transmission.

Fibre broadband connections are made from fibre optic glass. Glass is a more robust data conduit than copper, so data transmission over fibre optic cabling is extremely dependable. Fibre lines are unaffected by many of the environmental variables that negatively affect copper cable. As such, fibre lines are far less likely to break or degrade over time.

Because the core of the cable is made from inert glass, no electric current will travel through it. It is resistant to EM and RF interference. This means that unlike copper connections, you don’t have to worry about running fibre cable next to industrial equipment.

The amount of data that businesses use is only set to increase in the next decade. Fibre is a great choice for future-proofing your business’s internet connection. It is also perfect for tasks like cloud data backups which require a reliable, continuous connection. If your business is struggling with network downtime and other connection issues, a move to fibre optics could be the solution you need.

How We Can Help You Get The Right Fibre Connection

At Carden Telecoms, we have a variety of fibre broadband deals, including FTTC, FTTP and leased lines options.

Our team of business telecoms experts can help to evaluate your existing internet connection against your current and expected bandwidth usage. We can then source you the most future-proof broadband connection which meets your business’s needs. Once a suitable connection has been chosen, we can liaise with a broadband provider in your area. With them we will organise any required fibre cabling installation to your premises.

Our highly qualified, UK-based telecoms professionals provide complete support for all our business broadband services. We focus on customer service and often find solutions before your team are even aware that there is a problem. Because businesses are always changing, we will always be flexible and adjust your broadband service to provide you the best value. We can also help you take advantage of your new, improved connection with services like Hosted VoIP Telecoms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is FTTP more expensive than FTTC?

An FTTP broadband package normally costs more than an FTTC one. However, the increased speed and the reduced downtime can end up saving your business a lot more in the long run.

What is the average internet speed on FTTC?

FTTC connection speeds start at around 30mbps on the low end and can go up to as high as 80mbps. On average, most FTTC broadband connections are around 60mbps.

What is the average internet speed on FTTP?

FTTP connection speeds start at around 50mbps and can go up as to as high as 1,000mbps (1gbps). On average, most FTTP broadband connections are around 150mbps.

Are you ready to make the switch to FTTC or FTTP?

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