What is

    Ultrafast Broadband?

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    Posted on: November 7, 2022

    You’ve probably heard the term and found yourself wondering ‘what is ultrafast broadband?’.

    We use it here on Fibre Heroes so we wanted to take the time to explain to you what it is, how you can get it and answer some FAQs around the topic.

    Ultrafast Broadband Definition

    The definition of ultrafast broadband is ‘a connection with speeds of more than 300Mbps, but less than 1Gbps’.

    This is very difficult to come by on the existing FFTC network due to the copper network being unable to cope with the modern day needs of an excellent internet connection.

    However, with a full fibre network, unlimited speeds are accessible, those that are far north of 300Mbps. Our ISP partners can offer 500Mbps speeds because of the FTTP network we place into your towns.

    Do you need Ultrafast Broadband?

    Ultrafast broadband is a connection that you don’t think you need until you have it. Truly, it is life changing!

    If you, your family or your business are in constant use of the internet, the buffering is removed, the lag in gaming is banished and the stressful times of not being able to access information you need

    A lot of ultrafast broadband packages will range in prices. Depending on who you choose, some of them can seem expensive, some of them are an absolute steal.

    It is important you do your research when it comes to your internet service provider, but the speeds you end up with should certainly be able to cope with your demands and exceed your expectations.

    Can you get Ultrafast Broadband?

    • Use our postcode checker to see if you are eligible for our full fibre network, capable of ultrafast speeds.
    • If not, you can register your interest to see when we will be in your area
    • Check our coverage map to see the areas we are building in

    We are currently building in over 11 UK counties ensuring that the underserved market towns are prioritized when it comes to the nationwide rollout of gigabit-capable fibre networks.

    To check if we are building in your area, please use our postcode checker and fill out our contact form to pre-order OR to simply keep up to date of our latest announcements. One of them might notify you of when we are coming to your town!

    You can also have a look at our coverage checker to visually see where we are building.


    What is FTTP?

    FTTP stands for Fibre to the Premise. This means that there is a fibre cable being fed from the exchange to the cabinet (the green metal box you may see around your area). There is also a fibre cable from the cabinet to your house.

    We have an entire blog post about what FTTP is including diagrams.

    Why does FTTP matter?

    You may currently think that your existing internet connection suffices. However, once you unlock the power of full fibre, you will never accept anything less ever again.

    FTTP matters because it is the future of internet connection within the UK. Copper networks will be decommissioned in 2025 and so we will continue the evolution of broadband within our country.

    It is vital that you research, educate and start to integrate FTTP into your homes to avoid stress further down the line.

    Will Ultrafast Broadband benefit my business/working from home?


    With all the speed benefits that we’ve highlighted within this post, it most certainly will add value to your business and to your efficiency when it comes to completing work-related (and unrelated) tasks.

    If you have a member of your house who consistently works from home, it is simply a must-have.

    Check for Ultrafast Broadband

    Now that you know what ultrafast broadband is, check if we are building in your area by using our postcode checker.

    Furthermore, if you have any general enquiries regarding full fibre, how we build or about Fibre Heroes, please browse our website or you can get in touch.

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