You’re in the middle of a business video call when suddenly – your internet drops. Does this sound familiar? Without realising it, we’ve been conditioned to expect inconsistent connectivity. It’s out of your control, but begrudgingly accepted.
The working landscape has evolved – remote and hybrid working is here to stay, and now more than ever, it’s essential that businesses have consistent speeds and reliable connectivity.
It’s good news for UK businesses, as networks continue to expand their FTTP connectivity upgrades across the UK. And here at Boxx, one of the ways in which we’re championing this effort is by partnering with CityFibre, with the goal of bringing more fibre broadband options to our Milton Keynes customers.
How does FTTP work differently to other connections?
FTTP (fibre to the premises) is a level up from FTTC (fibre to the cabinet). To explain how, let’s quickly recap how FTTC works. With FTTC, you get a fibre cable from the exchange to the green roadside cabinet. From there, it’s a copper wire from the cabinet to your premises.
FTTP is an upgrade because it’s all fibre – from the exchange to the cabinet, and from there to your premises (hence the name!) This is why you’ll sometimes hear people call it full-fibre broadband. The important detail is that fibre cables send data much faster and more reliably than copper ones.
So, FTTP has some major benefits. It offers faster internet speeds, with a lot less chance of noticeable slowdowns. Meanwhile, it’s futureproof. The UK’s copper PSTN network is being switched off, and should be fully deactivated by 2025. With a full-fibre connection, you’re getting ahead of that.
Does FTTP offer gigabit-capable broadband?
Yes! FTTP does allow for gigabit-capable broadband. When talking about gigabit-capable broadband, we’re referring to speeds of at least 1 gigabit-per-second. It gets a bit technical, but essentially, you could download an entire HD movie in 60 seconds.
Is FTTP available in Milton Keynes?
Yes, FTTP is available in Milton Keynes. Providers like CityFibre have been busy installing the infrastructure across the UK, and Milton Keynes is their flagship city. With BT FTTP all over, that means MK is quite far ahead of many parts of the country.
FTTP isn’t available in every part of Milton Keynes, but that’s changing. Unsure if it’s available in your part of the city? Get in touch! Here at Boxx, we’re proud to be CityFibre City Champions for Milton Keynes. We’d like to think that marks us as experts on what’s available, and what’s best for our Milton Keynes customers.
What does Boxx’s partnership with CityFibre mean for Milton Keynes?
Our goal is to bring the best connectivity solutions, at the best value to businesses in Milton Keynes and the surrounding area.
We have been delivering high bandwidth solution to big customers for years, and now we can provide FTTP there is a solution for everyone from single employee owner run businesses to large corporates and everything in between.
CityFibre’s ‘FTTP for Business’ product uses CityFibre’s revolutionary full fibre network. This connectivity solution offers unlimited usage, a gigabit-capable connection, and different bandwidth options.
We’re excited to partner with a network that will not only provide top of the line broadband in Milton Keynes, but exceptional VoIP call quality for remote business communications. CityFibre offer an end-to-end fibre connection, at affordable pricing.
The importance of strong business broadband in a digitally evolving world
We rely heavily on internet in our day to day lives, and that’s only set to increase. As the UK becomes more digitalised, businesses need to have sustained internet and upload/download speeds to function effectively.
It’s not only important for staying competitive in your industry, but it’s also essential for productivity. If your connectivity setup is impacting your employees’ ability to get tasks done, this directly affects your company’s output.
You may be a data-hungry film company that needs secure, fast, consistent upload connection. Or you may be a community service needing quick access to patient files and data.
Regardless, time is money. But it’s not just about productivity, it’s about facilitating strong communication tools to stay connected with clients, co-workers, and suppliers in a digitally led society.
How we can help you harness the future of FTTP
Fibre is the future. And once rolled out across the whole country, there will be lots of new options, tiers, and packages to navigate.
Here at Boxx, we make this easy. We’re here to help onboard you to full fibre and guide you through the process of choosing a network and installing a service that’s right for your business.
How do we do this? Well, we aren’t tied to any network operator. Our customers now receive broadband connectivity quotes for all the major networks, BT, TalkTalk, Vodafone and CityFibre and more. This maximises coverage and expands your options. One call to Boxx, and you can get access to any of the networks available in your location.
UK broadband is going through a transformation. And as networks raise their broadband game, it’s time for you to raise your expectations. Soon, the new norm will be a better standard of connectivity not just in Milton Keynes, but across all regions of the UK.
We’re passionate about helping local businesses navigate the ever-evolving world of broadband connectivity. We believe in the future of FTTP capability for all organisations, big or small, and are proud to offer a multi-quote service to find the right solution for you.
If you’re a Milton Keynes business and you’d like to find out more, discuss your broadband package, or help with future proofing your business’s connectivity, get in touch.