Learn More about Fibre to the Home Speeds
Fibre to the Home broadband can provide for a much faster and more superior performance than a regular broadband ADSL service and is not affected by the distance from your telephone exchange, however many of the same factors that affect your ADSL2+ performance can also impact upon FTTH speeds.
What will affect the performance and speed of Fibre To The Home?
Interface speeds listed in our plan tables refer to the speed delivered to the fibre technology installed at the customer’s premises.
Line interface speeds are affected by many external factors which impact the speed of data uploads and downloads (referred to as “throughput”).
Key factors that will affect the actual speed of FTTH include, for example:
- The source of the content you are downloading (including any content server limitations);
- Hardware used by you at your home connection (such as the capacity of an Ethernet router to operate at FTTH high speeds);
- Capacity of your home network (for example, some wireless home networks may not be able to function at FTTH speeds);
- The operational ability and limits of your home computer because of hardware, software and/or protocol currently installed; and
- The number of individual end users using the service at your premises or the network in general.
This is why the FTTH speeds that iPrimus describes are 'line interface speeds' which mean the actual speeds you achieve may be slower due to these numerous factors outside iPrimus' control. Line interface speeds should not be relied upon as a constant performance level.