Whilst nearly 48% of UK households can now access full-fibre broadband* there may still be many people wondering, ‘what on earth is full-fibre?’
In a recent interview, Freedom Fibre’s CEO, Neil McArthur, sat down to answer a number of questions that persist around the full-fibre network roll-out in a series we’ve titled; Freedom Fibre FAQs.
Full-fibre broadband is a network that uses end to end fibre optic cables to deliver lightning-fast internet to homes and businesses. Where previous technologies utilised copper wires, full-fibre replaces the copper completely, ultimately reducing the instances of signal degradation and boosting network reliability.
The fibre optic cables in full-fibre networks use pulses of light to deliver data as opposed to copper cables which use electrical signals. Subsequently full-fibre broadband has multiple benefits, including ;
Increased speeds: by using pulses of light data is transmitted at lightspeed, providing you with internet speeds of up to 1000MB/s.
Increased reliability: the fibre optic cables are less likely to be impacted by external influence and maintains the signal strength even over long distances.
Better for the environment: among other environmental benefits, full-fibre broadband uses 70% less energy than copper networks to transmit the same amount of data.**
Better for the economy: full-fibre networks have the ability to boost UK productivity by £72 billion by 2030**
If you’re interested in connecting your home or business to the UK’s fastest and most reliable technology, you can register your interest at www.freedomfibre.com/connect.
*Ofcom, Millions more homes benefiting from better broadband, May 2023
**Cebr, 2023 report