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Fibre Vs Copper

What is FTTC, how does it work, and why is it the future?

What is it?
Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC) is where fibre optic cable is used to transmit signals between the telephone exchange and the street side telephone cabinet. This can offer much higher speeds – 100 Mbit/s downstream over 24 Mbit/s (the current maximum broadband speed in the UK over copper wire) and much more bandwidth – a single twisted copper pair wire can deal with 6 phone calls, whereas a single fibre pair can deal with 2.5 million phone calls. Continue reading

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