By 2025 the UK should be well into the process of withdrawing copper cables for broadband and phone lines, having replaced a projected minimum 85% with fibre optic cable instead.
The plan is to swap from outdated copper phone lines to gigabit fibre technology with the least interruption possible, so if your current cable comes under the ground that’s where the new line will go. Similarly, if your phone or broadband cable comes via a telegraph pole, that’s how your new fibre connection will be made.
Many homes are already connected to Full Fibre technology. Many others are connected to Fibre to the Cabinet, a broadband system which takes advantage of both copper and fibre to quickly and cheaply give better (but not gigabit broadband) internet to homes and business.
Briant Broadband are working closely with CityFibre to make Full Fibre available to as many people in Adur and Worthing as possible. CityFibre are one of the national infrastructure providers who’ve been retained to make the 2025 broadband rollout a reality. Among others, they are responsible for installing millions of kilometres of fibre optic cable from data centres through exchanges to streets throughout the country. Once it’s in place it’s up to companies such as broadband ISPs like Briant Broadband to connect the end of the fibre filament to a router in your home so you can enjoy up to 900 Mbps with complete reliability. Read more