We’re pleased to announce the availability of G.Fast across our home and business broadband plans! This is a new version of FTTC which is Ultrafast and can provide speeds of up to 330mbps down and 50mbps up.
What is G.Fast?
This product is another DSL protocol standard which can provide very high speeds over short loops (telephone lines) and as such is best suited to lines that are 250 metres or less in length. As a result, this product isn’t as widely available as standard FTTC just yet.
How do I get it?
Firstly, you’ll need to check to see if G.Fast is available in your area. You can do this by entering your phone number or post code into our updated availability checker here. If the checker returns a speed estimate for the product then you can proceed with an order through either our home or business broadband pages depending on your requirements.
When you place an order we will arrange for a managed engineer installation with Openreach and an engineer will attend your premises to install the service and provide a modem. At this point in time, customers will need to provide their own router or firewall for use with this product but we can make suggestions on what to use. However, we do plan to offer a router for this service as an optional extra in a few weeks.
What speeds can I get?
As with FTTC the speed estimate for your premises is dependant on your line length and line characteristics. The two speed profiles that we have available for this service are as follows:
160mbps download / 30mbps upload
330mbps download / 50mbps upload
We charge £97+VAT to install or migrate this service as passed to us by our suppliers.
The service is only available on a 12 month contract term at this point in time.
All of the great features we offer on our other broadband plans are included with this service, see here!
If you have any questions about this product or want some more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We’d love to hear from you.