During January – March 2018 two new fibre enabled cabinets will be installed in the village to support superfast broadband Fibre to the premises. The cabinets will be located in Wick End near to 90 Bedford Road, which will support the premises in Wick End and near Manor Farm, which support premises south of the High Street and Church Lane. Another cabinet will also be located near Ducksworth Farm cottages to support parts of Stagsden West End. Work has also started on cabling to support FTTP for Bedford Road and the Golf Club, which is due to complete in the same timeframe. The anticipated completion date for this work is End of March 2018, providing there are no problems encountered either prior to or during the installation work.
- What is Superfast Broadband?
Fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) vs. fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)
Fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) is the most common setup for fibre broadband. Fibre cables run from the exchange to the cabinet on your street, which then connects to your home via the ol' copper phone line.
This is the kind of fibre broadband you'll get from Openreach-based providers, including BT, Sky, TalkTalk,and Plusnet. Mobile 4G/5G can be provided by providers, including Vodafone, and EE, which is provided over the mobile network with an associated router installed into the home.
Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH), meanwhile, means the entire line is fibre from the exchange all the way into your building. It allows for even faster speeds, but is only available in precious few places - and can be very difficult and expensive to install. BT offers FTTH connections in certain circumstances, and you'll find packages available from niche providers too.
It can also be known as FTTP (fibre-to-the-premises) or FTTB (fibre-to-the-building).