I’ve heard that the new superfast service will be fibre optic. What does that mean?
The answer to ‘What is Broadband?’ listed in our FAQs explains the different technologies available to deliver superfast broadband. Some involve laying fibre optic cable, but not all.
Connecting Devon and Somerset will predominantly be using Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) technology to deliver it’s Phase one superfast target. However, some areas will also receive Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) connections – once again, refer to the ‘‘What is Broadband’ FAQ below for further information. For Phase two the majority of delivery under Gigaclear will be Fibre to the Home, bringing ultrafast speeds to properties across the intervention area.