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Helping you find the right connection

Whether you're confused about connectivity or just need to check what's available at your address, we're here to help. 

Below we explain the different ways we connect you. You can find out about our latest technology, FTTP, where we're cutting out the cabinet to deliver lightspeed broadband direct to your door.

Openreach engineers build and maintain the UK's communication network, and have done for many years. Our network is used by over 640 Communication Providers which you can choose from to get your broadband. Enter your postcode into our fibre checker to see what connection is available in your area.

Confused by connectivity?

There are three ways we connect you to our broadband network

FTTP
The future is Full Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), where pure fibre optic cables connect you straight to the exchange to your front door.

 

FTTC
If you've got a fibre package from your Communications Provider today, it's likely you're connected via FTTC. Fibre to the Cabinet increases basic broadband speeds by connecting powerful fibre optic cable to the cabinet, then copper wires to your home or business.

 

Copper network (ADSL)

Basic broadband access uses a copper phone line connected to the exchange. Check with a communications provider if you can upgrade to FTTC / FTTP.

 

 

 

  • Fibre

Want to know even more?

Find out how we use fibre optic cables to connect homes and businesses to our network across the UK.

Why Fibre to the Premises?

People

No go-slow and always on

Get better performance, impressive speeds

and fewer drop-outs with fibre connected

straight to your home.

People

It never lets you down

According to the national Infrastructure Commission, Full Fibre has five times fewer faults than copper connections.

People

You’re ready for

anything online

Be unstoppable on everything from phones,

tablets, laptops, VR headsets – even

your home’s heating controls.

Fibre first

  • Fibre first

Better performance and impressive speeds.

We're speeding up your broadband. Find our how we're bringing Full Fibre to homes and businesses across the UK.

  • Community Fibre Partnerships

Help fund fibre broadband in your own community

Community Fibre Partnerships: we share the costs with your local community to help you upgrade to fibre.