FTTP Broadband, also known as Fiber-to-the-Premise, refers to fiber optic cable connections for individual residences. Such optics-based systems can deliver a multitude of digital information more efficiently than traditional copper and coaxial cable.
The demand for better and faster connectivity is one of the main reasons services providers and consumers are loping at FTTP Broadband connections as a preferred solution. FTTP provides the best quality, fastest connection speeds, and highest carrying capacity compared to legacy technologies, such as copper, DSL, and coaxial cables.
What is a Gigabit?
A gigabit is 1,000 Mbps (Megabits). Gigabit speeds are currently only available over Fiber Optic networks. Fiber has become essential for high speed downloading and uploading bandwidth. Ontario’s FTTP network supports symmetrical gigabit speeds (1 Gbps up / down).
What is the difference between upload and download speeds for Broadband?
In essence, there is no difference between uploading data and downloading data aside from the direction of the data transfer. However, cable and Broadband providers often only advertise the speed of the data in the fastest direction, which is usually the download speed. The City of Ontario is working to bring symmetric download and upload speeds of up to 1 Gbps to the community, meaning data will download and upload at the same speed.