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What are the benefits of a leased line vs FTTC?

When it comes to broadband connections, both Leased Lines and FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) have their strengths. But which one is the best fit for your needs? Here, we break down the benefits of each.

1. Speed: Leased lines shine when it comes to speed. Offering up to 10 Gbps (10,000 Mbps), they dwarf the ‘up to’ 20 Mbps upstream typically offered by FTTC broadband. The real-world difference is even more pronounced.

2. Consistency and Quality: Unlike dial-up connections, a leased line is always active, ensuring a consistently high-quality connection. Thanks to fibre technology, you can expect uninterrupted bandwidth.

3. Reliability: FTTC connections might be popular, but they lag behind in reliability when compared to fibre-optic FTTP connections, which in turn are rivalled by the resilience of leased lines.

4. Cost-Effectiveness: While FTTP is generally favoured for speed and price, leased lines ensure you get the bandwidth you pay for, making them a valuable option for businesses that need guaranteed speeds.

5. Performance Assurance: A leased line guarantees both upload and download speed, uptime, and resilience – even though it might come at a premium cost. It’s the perfect choice for businesses that can’t afford any downtime.

6. Service Level Agreements (SLAs): Offering improved traffic prioritisation and robust SLAs, leased lines assure a higher level of service, ensuring that any issues are dealt with promptly.

In conclusion, while FTTC is a solid choice for general broadband needs, leased lines offer a superior, dedicated service for those who need consistent, high-speed connectivity.