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The story of

Why full-fibre?

Our FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) infrastructure, gives you access to a future-proof, gigabit-capable broadband network with the freedom to use multiple devices all at once at lightning-fast speeds.


In the beginning, there was copper...

Exchanges were linked to the internet. 

Thousands of cables at the exchange interfered with each other, reducing signal speed and reliablity.

Copper ran from the local exchange all the way to you.

​​As it turned out, copper was not so great over distance. The signal degraded, resulting in lower speeds.

By the time the signal reached you, it was weak.

Noise from vehicles and machines also interfered with the signal making it even weaker.


Then they tried copper with ‘fibre to kerb’...

The copper from the exchange was replaced with fibre. 

Most of the line was replaced with optical cable reducing signal degradation. This helped, especially near the exchange.

The fibre ran to new kerbside boxes near properties.

These kerbside boxes converted the optical fibre cable back to the old copper wires that ran to your building.

By the time the signal reached you, it was still weaker.

Noise from vehicles and machines plus the change from fibre to copper made the connection slower.


More powerful kerbside boxes mean we don’t need the exchange.

Kerbside boxes can run signals straight to the internet for even greater speedand reliablity with minimal degradation.

The kerbside boxes no longer convert fibre to copper.

We simply run the fibre into local buildings, maintaining the best possible speed and reliability. 

When the signal reaches you,
it’s still amazing.

We take the fibre all the way into your building, so you can enjoy the freedom of lightening-fast speeds.

Then came the freedom of pure fibre...


Frequently asked questions

If you're new to lightning-fast FTTP broadband technology and its benefits, our frequently asked questions page offers useful information on Freedom Fibre's service and the way we work so you'll know what to expect along the way. 


what to expect

Our new full-fibre network connects directly to your property. To make this connection, we’ll need to send one of our friendly engineers to your property.  Learn more about how we work, so you know what to expect.

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FAQ – telegraph poles

If you have seen a pole notification go up on your street and/or want to learn more about the installation of new telegraph poles to deliver full-fibre broadband, you can find information here.


Gigabit Voucher Scheme

Full-fibre network builds are supported by the Department of Science, Innovation & Technology (DSIT). Their UK Gigabit Voucher Scheme helps fund some of the costs of bringing gigabit-capable broadband to hard-to-reach areas.

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FAQ – property owners & landlords

We need a wayleave agreement when we need to access private land. It allows us to install, use, keep, substitute, repair, maintain, upgrade, and replace our equipment. You can learn more about this process here.

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Copper network retirement

Our new network is set to replace the old copper networks to bring you much faster speeds, greater connectivity and increased reliability. This new technology also ensures you’ll be ready for the future digital world as old services are retired.

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FAQ – information for tenants

In the case of a tenanted property, your landlord will need to be party to a wayleave agreement. You can learn more about this process for tenants and how you can help assist the progress of your full-fibre installation here.

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