An Ethernet first mile (EFM) connection is a resilient Internet connection delivering speeds of up to 35Mbps using copper wiring.
It is a lower cost option than Internet leased lines and deployment lead times are shorter too.
Ethernet over fibre to the cabinet (EoFTTC) is a hybrid technology which uses fibre to the cabinet or fibre to the premises to deliver Ethernet services with speeds of up to 20Mbps, with the option to burst to 80Mbps download.
Again, this is a cost-effective alternative to more expensive leased line Internet connectivity solutions.
Both connectivity types offer uncontended, guaranteed bandwidth and benefit from synchronous speeds, allowing full bandwidth for both upload and download.
They also offer the opportunity to make use of cloud-based and real-time applications, such as VoIP. But what really sets them apart from broadband services is they both come with a service level agreement to maintain your business’s uptime.