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Superfast 100mb Broadband Coming to Lytham! (FTTP)

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Workmen from M J Quinn on the behalf of BT Openreach are currently installing super fast cable for the telecoms infrastructure in Lytham.  This will enable Lytham homes and businesses to potentially achieve up to 100mb internet.

This is fantastic news for the area, especially for cyber hungry locals who are struggling with poor speeds.

Helen Holt from Lytham said “my son is a Fortnite fanatic, but our Internet is really poor – last weekend he had all his friends round for a sleepover and they were all laughing at our Internet buffering.  The poor Internet speeds are affecting him so this news is welcoming and Ill be first in line to upgrade when it’s available.

FTTP was considered the best nbn connection due to its superior speed. FTTP offers typical download speeds of up to 100Mbps and upload speeds of up to 40Mbps. Some FTTP connections can achieve up to 1Gbps for downloads and 400Mbps for uploads

Fibre in the loop is a generic term for any broadband network architecture using optical fibre to provide all or part of the local loop used for last mile of telecommunications. As fibre-optic cables are able to carry much more data than copper cables, especially over long distances, copper telephone networks built in the 20th century are gradually being replaced by fibre.

FTTX is a generalisation for several configurations of fibre deployment, arranged into two groups: FTTP/FTTH/FTTB (Fibre laid all the way to the premises/home/building) and FTTC/N (fibre laid to the cabinet/node, with copper wires completing the connection).

Residential areas already served by balanced pair distribution plant call for a trade-off between cost and capacity. The closer the fibre head, the higher the cost of construction and the higher the channel capacity. In places not served by metallic facilities, little cost is saved by not running fibre to the home.

Fibre to the x is the key method used to drive next-generation access (NGA), which describes a significant upgrade to the Broadband available by making a step change in speed and quality of the service. This is typically thought of as asymmetrical with a download speed of 24 Mbit/s plus and a fast upload speed. The Definition of UK Superfast Next Generation Broadband[2] OFCOM have defined NGA as in “Ofcom’s March 2010 ‘Review of the wholesale local access market” “Super-fast broadband is generally taken to mean broadband products that provide a maximum download speed that is greater than 24 Mbit/s. This threshold is commonly considered to be the maximum speed that can be supported on current generation (copper-based) networks.”


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