What is Full Fibre Broadband?

Feb 16, 2022

Digital connectivity can be confusing, and we know that many people find it difficult to understand the difference between dial-up-up, DSL, fibre, and other types of internet connections.

Most of us use the internet every day to work, play, or connect with family and friends online. The internet is essential in modern society, and you should choose a high-speed internet package that will support your online activities.

We recommend that our customers choose full fibre broadband if it is available in their area, as it offers the fastest and most reliable internet connection. Here is everything you need to know about full fibre broadband and why you should be using it if you can.

What is Fibre Broadband?

Fibre broadband is a type of high-speed broadband that uses fibre optic cables made from glass or plastic to transfer data instead of standard copper cables. Fibre optic cables are better at transferring data than standard copper cables. This means you can do internet activities like playing online games or streaming videos faster and without delays.

A fibre connection is usually more reliable, which means it is ideal for busy households or businesses where multiple users are connected to the internet and downloading/uploading data at the same time. Fibre broadband utilises advanced technology to ensure optimal internet speeds and availability.

Single Order Broadband

Single order broadband is the next generation of broadband connection and is basically high-speed broadband without the landline. It replaces traditional internet services and means you do not have to install a traditional copper phone line to support the broadband service and access the internet.

Here are some of the key benefits of single order broadband:

  • Makes internet connections more reliable as issues like latency and slow download speeds are often caused by telephone line faults.
  • Call traffic cannot interfere with the integrity of the broadband service.
  • Installing broadband without a landline can be cheaper and quicker to install.
  • Users will have access to superfast broadband.

The main drawback of this service is that single order broadband users will no longer have access to a phone number, and they will not be connected to a traditional phone. However, users can adopt virtual phone systems (VOIPs) to make and receive phone calls. Most of these tools are affordable and easy to install and use.

What does true Full Fibre Mean?

Full Fibre uses fibre-to-the-premises technology (FTTP) to deliver high-speed internet directly to properties via fibre-optic cables containing strands of glass. It uses pulses of light (called photons) to transmit data and it has the potential to reach unlimited internet speeds.

According to this article by the BBC, ultrafast Full Fibre broadband is defined as a speed greater than 100Mbps.

Currently, many households and businesses use fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC). This uses a faster fibre optic cable to transfer data to the telephone cabinet near your property, but a copper cable then transmits the internet from there to your house or office.

FTTC broadband is faster than traditional internet connections, but it does not have the same capabilities and potential as Full Fibre or FTTP broadband.

Benefits of upgrading to Full Fibre?

Full Fibre is the fastest and most reliable broadband internet technology available. The increasing demand for streaming services and smart devices means we need more data than ever before - and this demand is growing.

A faster broadband connection will enhance your online experience and make it easier to download videos, play online games, and use other internet services. It also means you can share files faster, explore the internet without limits, and stream without buffering.

Most businesses rely heavily on their digital networks to complete their daily operations. Companies that upgrade to Full Fibre will benefit from the increased efficiency of their cloud-based software, and high-speed internet connectivity should improve employee productivity, along with supporting flexible working practices.

Stats by Ofcom reveal that eight million UK properties now have access to Full Fibre broadband. Homeowners and businesses should take advantage of this future-proof, reliable internet connection.

Get in Touch with Netomnia

Get in touch with the experts at Netomnia if you would like to discuss the benefits of full fibre broadband. Our team will guide you through the process and check whether superfast single order broadband is currently being offered in your area.