Most fibre broadband that is available in the UK is known as FTTC Broadband, or “Fibre to the Cabinet”. Where fibre broadband is available, fibre-optic cable has been laid that connects your nearest green roadside cabinet to the rest of the fibre network. Your home or workplace then connects to this cabinet through copper wiring. This means that only the distance from your router to the cabinet uses copper (or sometimes aluminium) wire, which is slower and less reliable than fibre-optic cable.
Fibre broadband is able to transmit data quicker than standard broadband, which solely uses older copper wires that were designed only for telephone use, and is able to maintain it’s reliability and superior transfer speeds at much greater distances.
Fibre broadband is a perfect upgrade over older, standard broadband that is ineffective for modern internet usage. However, the infrastructure must already be available, which may not be the case in some areas.
If you’re seeking to upgrade your standard broadband package, but fibre-optic broadband is not available in your area, then you should consider 4G broadband. Instead of using telephone lines, 4G broadband routers use the same network that your smartphone does to connect to the internet. 4G mobile broadband is also perfect for on-the-go usage as it runs solely through a 4G signal. You can unplug at home and then plug back in at the campsite or holiday home, all it requires is an electrical supply.
4G home broadband is also a perfect choice if you require an internet backup, as it relies on less infrastructure to provide you with fast internet speeds.
If you’re looking for the best broadband deals in your area with the quickest broadband installation and activation, then consider taking a look at our 4G broadband packages.