Whilst residents in Bedford Rd and High St who have a fibre connection, can now enjoy speeds of over 30MB, there is still some tasks which need to be undertaken for the FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) delivery. It is hoped this will go live before the end of the year (this quarter). Unfortunately, there have been a number of operational issues that Openreach have, and are facing, with project deployment. This means that the completion of the work to supply superfast broadband to the Bedford Borough area is now likely to be extended until June 2019.
Bedford Borough Broadband Project web address: http://www.bedford.gov.uk/business/projects__infrastructure/broadband.aspx
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).