FTTC Speeds available
FTTC has become increasingly popular in recent years across the UK. Its likely you would have heard of this broadband service and have an understanding that its a faster service than traditional copper lines. We will be exploring all things FTTC specifically what speeds you can get on the line, how distance impacts it & what you can do if you find the speed isn’t sufficient for your business.
FTTC comes mainly in three variants which offer download speeds of:
- 80 Mbps (80 meg)
- 55 Mbps (55 meg)
- 40Mbps (40 meg)
However, you won’t actually receive these speeds. The maximum throughput speeds are 76Mbps, 52Mbps & 38Mbps. What you will get will depend mainly on distance which we explore further down the page.
What are FTTC upload speeds?
Upload speeds can be critical to business success so its important to know what you need and what you can expect to achieve. Generally, you can order the following download speeds on FTTC:
- 20Mbps (for the 80Mbps upload service)
- 10Mbps (for the 55Mbps upload service)
- 10Mbps (for the 40Mbps upload service)
- 2Mbps (for the 40Mbps upload service)
Its important to note that none of these are ever guaranteed. Many people who don’t know this discover it after ordering and installing the line and it struggling to cope, just like their previous copper broadband did. This is because FTTC lines are similar to traditional broadband as they are both shared which can impact speed & they are both dependent on distance from the cabinet.
How does distance impact FTTC speed?
The FTTC seed your business receives is highly dependent on the distance between your office and the cabinet that provides the service for you. The further away you are from the cabinet the lower the bandwidth you will get or the closer you are the faster your line will be.