Local companies interested in boosting their digital connection speeds can check their Superfast fibre broadband availability by using the Superfast Worcestershire postcode checker.
The majority of fibre deployment in Worcestershire is Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC). FTTC uses fibre-optic cables throughout the network right up to the street cabinet. It then uses copper (or in some cases aluminium) wires to connect the cabinet to homes and businesses, offering download speeds up to 80Mbps.
Fibre To The Premises on the other hand is a fibre-optic cable connection running from the telephone exchange directly to your home or business. Businesses in an FTTP enabled area can benefit from download speeds of up to 1Gbps (and upload speeds of up to 220Mbps).
Local areas where FTTP has been deployed to date include parts of Badsey, Hartlebury, Kidderminster, Worcester, Redditch, Ipsley, Cutnall Green, Droitwich, Bromsberrow (Hollybush) and Birtsmorton telephone exchange areas.
As Superfast Worcestershire reaches more technically challenging and geographically difficult areas, FTTP is planned for the following exchanges: Leigh Sinton, Bromsgrove, Hillside, Wythall, Hanley Swan, Knightwick, Malvern, Redditch, Stourport, Wychbold, Pebworth, Inkberrow, Hanbury, Droitwich, Wichenford, Upton upon Severn, Great Witley and Evesham.
To find out if Superfast fibre broadband is available to your business, use the postcode checker on the Superfast Worcestershire website.