ADSL, ADSL2+ and FTTC

ADSL, ADSL2+ and FTTC are the standard broadband services you would expect in most residential homes and small businesses, although can be known by different names.

ADSL and ADSL2+, short for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, has become the basic communication method for connecting you to the internet, able to get up to speeds of 24Mbps on download, running over an analogue phone line. Please see our section on Fixed Line for more detail on an analogue phone line.

FTTC, which stands for Fibre To The Cabinet, is the next generation of DSL broadband. By utilising fibre lines, faster speeds can be achieved – our services can currently provide up to 80Mbps download speed. The final journey still uses an analogue phone line, meaning that upgrading from ADSL to FTTC is quite straightforward.

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