Gigabit internet will soon be arriving in Peterborough and promises to offer digital capabilities that haven’t been experienced before. Peterborough will be one of the first UK cities to benefit from this service, thanks to the partnership between CityFibre and Vodafone. The Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) service offered by CityFibre means that Peterborough’s current 120km digital network can be expanded to almost every home or business within the city.

What Is Gigabit Internet?

Gigabit internet is the latest development in broadband and reaches speeds up to 1000Mbps. The first residential installations started late 2018 and many consumers and business alike have started to benefit from this.

Benefits Of Gigabit Broadband

Consumers opting for Gigabit broadband benefit from the following:

  • Speeds up to 100 times faster than traditional broadband suppliers can meet
  • The ability to download 100 images or 100 songs in just three seconds with Gigabit internet
  • HD movies ready to watch within 7 seconds

As can be seen, Gigabit broadband is set to revolutionise internet speeds in the UK and Peterborough benefits by being one of the first locations to adopt this service.

What Is FTTP?

FTTP, or fibre to the premises, is a technology based on fibre optics which is delivered direct to the home or business premises. Most broadband providers boast about the capabilities of their regular fibre optic cable network, but don’t tell you that the fibre optic connection ends at cabinets located out in the street. The remaining journey from the street cabinet to your premises is handled by traditional copper cables. Copper cable has very limited capacity capability when it comes to delivering high-speed internet. What this means is that your internet service bottle necks between the street cabinet and your premises, causing it to be slow and unreliable.

With FTTP broadband, any data transmitted or received is sent along fibre optic cables in the form of light, which enhances speeds tremendously and is also far more reliable. Once FTTP broadband is connected to your home or business, all connected devices will operate in a seamless manner no matter what activities are carried out. This broadband is also a better solution for smart homes operating a range of connected devices, as it will ensure users have the ability to connect to devices no matter where they happen to be located at the time.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your options for FTTP broadband in Peterborough or the surrounding area.

The 6 Biggest IT & Cyber Security Risks For Small Businesses Small