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FTTP explained by the FACTCO team


FTTP stands for Fibre To The Premise. This means a complete fibre optic connection from the internet exchange, to the green cabinet in your street, all the way to your front door. FTTP is a completely full-fibre broadband connection, providing you with the best connectivity available.

In the recent past Internet Service Providers have been allowed to sell products as “full-fibre” even though they will have copper at certain points of the connection. This has caused a bit of confusion when customers believe that they already have a full-fibre broadband connection but still have poor connectivity at home. This usually means that they have FTTC not FTTP.

So what is FTTC?

FTTC stands for Fibre To The Cabinet. This means that there is a fibre optic connection running from the internet exchange to the green cabinet in your street but then switches to a traditional copper line from the green cabinet to your front door. This impacts the speed that you’re able to get throughout your home and provides you with a less powerful broadband connection.

(FTTP is a complete fibre optic connection, all the way to your home. Giving you a powerful broadband connection).


(FTTC is a partial fibre optic connection meaning the cabinet to your home a traditional copper connection. This slows down your broadband connection)…So how can you switch from FTTC to FTTP?

Switching from FTTC to FTTP

Full-fibre broadband has been at the forefront of the news in recent months and gigabit capable connectivity is being rolled out throughout the UK. Depending on where you live, you may be able to upgrade your broadband connection to Full-Fibre Broadband . Find out if you can switch today by visiting our FTTP product page.

The governments aim is to roll out a gigabit-capable broadband network by the end of 2025 – See the full story here. This is to ensure that homes and businesses across the UK don’t get left behind. This means that if your home does not qualify for FTTP or full-fibre broadband at the moment then it will do in the very near future.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about FTTP or Full-Fibre Broadband then contact the FACTCO team today! We’ll be more than happy to help you understand what connectivity you currently have and how you can improve it. Contact us by calling 0333 305 7560 or emailing hello@factco.co.uk.



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