Cable vs fibre: what’s the difference?

Sunday, April 17th, 2016, by Dankov, in Envato, 25 comments

Ever wondered what is the best broadband Internet connection for you home or office? Well, I am pretty sure, you must have heard about BSNL broadband which is use traditional telephone lines and some cellular players like Airtel, Vodafone etc. In our region, we at SKaY, is the only provider of fibre optic broadband internet connection. Our service is best compared with the above players. Depending on your plan, you will receive the connection speed we promised. Let’s check out how we are able to deliver the fastest Internet connection.

Fibre optic broadband

If you’re looking at a broadband deal advertising speeds of 30Mb or more, then it’s almost certainly a fibre optic or cable broadband package. SKaY is the only Internet Service Provider

Because fibre can carry more data at faster speeds than a traditional broadband connection, providers that use these advanced networks can offer superfast packages.

However, the vast majority of fibre optic broadband connections use a technology known as fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) that runs the faster cables only as far as the green streetside telephone cabinet on your road.

The wires that run from there to your home – known as the “last mile” – make a real difference to the speeds you actually receive. The longer the “last mile”, for example, the poorer the connection may be.

Cable connections and the last mile

In a FTTC connection, this so-called “last mile” is made up of either copper telephone lines or something known as “coaxial cable”.

Copper telephone wires still lose broadband speed over distances, so if you’re connected to the BSNL network, the distance between your street cabinet and your home will affect your broadband speed.

Coaxial cables don’t have the same problem however, so if you’re a  SKaY Broadband customer you won’t experience any additional speed loss over the last mile.

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