G.fast is an exciting new broadband technology that businesses like yours can use to get ultra-fast speeds on average of 300Mbps.
In this article, we'll cover what G.fast is, the speed capability, UK rollout plans and lastly how to check availability at your business premises.
What is G.fast?
Openreach announced on 30th October 2017 that from February 2018, the fixed connection charge for FTTP on Demand will be decreased from £750 (excluding VAT) to £92 (excluding VAT) for a 330 Mbps download/30 Mbps upload service. Furthermore, the distance-based fee will be replaced by a build charge. Openreach provides estimates of build charges on a case-by-case basis.
Now, in March 2018, that sounds like great news, especially if you are considering a shift to fibre broadband. Install costs should now be affordable... right? After all the giant UK network operator Openreach has spoken. So we thought we'd test how the theory works in practice, and this is what we found.
Choosing the right type of connection to suit your business can be overwhelming, even for seasoned professionals or clued-up business owners. Also if you are an IT Manager who knows the lingo and the technology it represents, you may have to break it down in layman’s terms to the decision-makers who will ultimately give the thumbs up to a budget for an upgrade.
In this article, we will run through what FTTP, FTTC and ADSL connections are, how they differ and what each technology means regarding capability.
In this article we will cover what FTTP is, the advantages, the disadvantages, where to find out availability and the price of FTTP.