Fibre broadband can be delivered in two ways: Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and Fibre to the Premises (FTTP). The deployment in West Yorkshire and York has to date all been Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC). FTTC uses fibre-optic cables throughout the network right up to the street cabinet. It then uses copper to connect the cabinet to homes and businesses, offering download speeds of up to 80Mbps. The exact speed you get with FTTC depends on factors; the length of the line from the green roadside cabinet to your home or business, the line quality and internal wiring.
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), is a fibre-optic cable connection running from the telephone exchange directly to your home or business.
If you're in an FTTP enabled area, the good news is that you'll benefit from download speeds of up to 330Mbps, not all service providers currently offer the network, so you may have to consider switching providers to take advantage of the new service. If you don't need FTTP speeds you can still upgrade to an FTTC product which will give you speeds of up to 80Mbps.
Below, we've listed some of the providers offering the FTTP network, it's important that you investigate the options available to you.
Areas where FTTP has been deployed to date include parts of Dewsbury and Milnsbridge. To find out if FTTP is available to you, please visit www.get-fibre.co.uk and use the postcode checker.