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FTTP coming to Arundel

FTTP is currently being implemented in Arundel and at ATS Connection we will have the latest news as to when our customers can receive it.

In May 2021, Openreach announced that it would speed up the supply of full fibre to an additional five million UK homes. The goal is to connect 25 million homes by 2026.

This is yet another sign that, in the coming decade, complete fibre will supplant copper as the de facto connecting technology.

However, FTTP will be available to Arundel residents and companies this year, far sooner than projected.

In fact, you may have noticed Openreach engineers working in Arundel in recent weeks getting everything ready to go.

For ATS Connection customers, this is fantastic news. We’ve always been on the cutting edge when it comes to the connection technology we provide, and as the only independent broadband supplier in Arundel, we can’t wait to get you connected to FTTP.

Want to keep up to date with FTTP? Drop us a message and we will keep you updated for when you can receive FTTP

So what exactly is FTTP?

FTTP (fibre to the premises) is a full fibre connection that uses a fibre optic cable to transfer broadband signals from the home to the local exchange.

Full fibre is substantially faster than ADSL (all copper) or Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC – which still uses a copper connection from the street cabinet to the home), and it will eventually replace telephone wires for transmitting voice conversations over the internet.

Full fibre, also known as FTTP (fibre to the premises), is being carried out across the country to give super-fast internet, and Openreach has announced that FTTP will be coming to Arundel.

FTTP will set the groundwork for us to be more productive at home, connect all of our smart home devices, get the most out of streaming services like Netflix, improve our gaming experience, or just connect even the largest of homes smoothly and consistently.

The speed and dependability of the connection have been a key issue in Arundel for broadband, but with FTTP, the game has changed.

Finally, it provides significantly faster and more stable connectivity.

Faster broadband

ADSL, FTTC, and FTTP are the three types of broadband available. Standard copper wires are used for two of the connections. One provides a much more current connection that extends all the way to your home.


(sometimes called ‘fast’ or ‘copper’ broadband) follows the same path as your phone line.

Copper runs from the local exchange to the closest street cabinet, as well as from the cabinet to your residence. As a result, your data is transported to and from the exchange using copper wire. And there are certain disadvantages to this.

To begin with, data transmissions across copper cable deteriorate quickly, which means you lose a lot of speed in the physical world. That’s why ADSL broadband’s normal download speed is around 10Mbps (that’s megabits per second; in case you’re wondering, there are eight megabits in a megabyte, so don’t get the two confused).


The exchange connects to your local street cabinet through fibre optic cable. That fibre optic cable is far more dependable and resistant to signal loss than copper (which means it won’t slow down your connection nearly as much).

The final leg of a FTTC connection, from the cabinet to your home, still uses copper lines, making the ‘last mile,’ as it’s known, prone to the same problems as an ADSL connection.

Despite the fact that much less copper line is used overall, you may expect significantly faster download speeds of up to 66Mbps on average. While this is enough for many households, it pales in comparison to a full fibre connection.


FTTP (also known as “fibre to the premises,” “ultrafast,” or “full fibre broadband”) accomplishes exactly what it claims. It completely replaces copper wiring with a fibre optic connection that runs the length of your house.

You now have the quickest, most trustworthy technology throughout the ‘last mile,’ resulting in dramatically decreased signal loss and average download rates of up to 900Mbps!

Another advantage of full fibre is that it eliminates the requirement for a traditional phone line. You won’t have to pay for a line if you don’t need a house phone because that copper connection is entirely unnecessary.

It’s all about modern networking in this case. A full fibre connection uses a fibre optic cable to carry broadband signals from the home to the nearest exchange.

Full fibre is substantially faster than Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC), which still uses a copper connection from the street cabinet to the home, or ADSL (all copper), and will eventually replace telephone wires for delivering voice conversations over the internet.

Currently FTTP is not available in every location/property and this is where SoGEA comes into play. Learn more about SoGEA here.


As full fibre reaches more homes and businesses in Arundel this year, ATS Connection customers will have access to faster and more dependable broadband.

We are excited to bring this connection to those who live and work in Arundel and the surrounding areas as the sole independent broadband supplier in the area.

We’ve promised to employ FTTP to connect a huge number of homes in hard-to-reach and rural locations once it’s deployed.

Did you know

ISDN will be terminated in 2025, which means that connections that rely on a phone plug will be obsolete. So make sure you’re prepared and get in touch with us today to learn how we can boost your broadband speed and reliability.

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