In today's world, business moves fast, and one way to make sure you don't fall behind is to opt for high-speed fibre optic business broadband.
Fibre broadband from Intercity - also known as Fibre To The Cabinet, or FTTC - is a high-speed and reliable internet connection that offers download speeds of up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 20 Mbps.
With FTTC from Intercity, you can enjoy super-fast broadband speeds, enabling your organisation to make the most of cloud services, including hosted voice communications and enterprise email, as well as file and video sharing. It's also the ideal choice for VPN services, giving multiple users a quick and secure connection.
Do more online, faster
Upload and transfer files with FTTC upload speeds of up to 20 Mbps, while quick download speeds of up to 80 Mbps will allow you to browse the web, check emails and view videos without having to wait as long for them to buffer or load.
Faster data transfer
At Intercity, we are committed to keeping the contention ratio down. This means that fewer people will be vying for bandwidth on your business fibre broadband, thus ensuring better speeds and a more stable connection.
Reliable Internet access
With FTTC business broadband, downtimes are kept to a minimum, giving you a consistent connection to all your essential cloud-based services, VoIP (voice over IP) and hosted email.
Intercity added benefits
With our fibre broadband solution you'll get a dedicated account manager, free technical support and a seamless transfer from your existing business broadband to our fibre service.
To understand fibre broadband and how it works, you first need to know that the connection to the telephone exchange is actually in two sections. The first of these runs from the exchange to the roadside cabinet near your office. The second connects your premises to the cabinet.
Fibre to the cabinet means just what its name implies: a fibre-optic cable runs from the telephone exchange to the kerbside cabinet. This is the majority of the distance that data will need to travel - often up to or exceeding 5km - and by using fibre-optic technology, users can enjoy much faster internet upload and download speeds than they would on traditional wires.
The cabinet-to-office section of the Internet connection will be via a standard phone line, using a signal that can cover the short distance quickly.
Fibre broadband (FTTC) requires a Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPOE) router with an Ethernet WAN port. We recommend the Netgear N300 or the Draytek 2830n if you need more spec.
Why do I need an engineer visit?
Unlike traditional broadband services, fibre broadband provisions require an engineer to visit your local street cabinet and your premises.
Openreach (a BT company) must install a VDSL modem for each fibre broadband provision
The modem has an Ethernet port to which you must connect a PPPOE router
The engineer visit will result in both a VDSL modem and new master socket faceplate being installed
Want to find out more?
If you need a bit more information before upgrading to our fibre broadband service, see the questions we're asked regularly.
If you’re looking for a next generation Internet connection then our fibre broadband packages are perfect for you.
Get in touch today and one of our technical engineers will show you how fibre broadband can help your business.
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