What Is Fibre to the Cabinet FTTC?
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is where a fibre optic cable is delivered to a street-side cabinet which also contains the broadband network
The end user customer is connected to this cabinet via a copper (telephone) line, known as PSTN. The customer is given a router from the ISP which enables them to receive this superfast broadband. It is also referred to as Fibre broadband.
Most cabinets around the UK have been installed by Openreach which means that Communication Providers (top level ISP’s that
operate at an infrastructure level), like Spectrum Internet, can offer FTTC services ‘on net.’
Top speeds are usually up to 80Mbps download and 20Mbps upload although some ISP’s offer slower speeds.