Frequently asked questions
We are sure you have lots of questions, so we have put in some answers to common questions below.
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Fibre Assets are a network infrastructure company based in Cambridge (UK) supplying ultra-fast, fibre-optic network to the premises.
We partner to sell access to our network through our Internet Services Provider (ISP) Air Broadband.
Our network utilises the latest networking technology to provide ultra-fast speeds right to the front door of your house or business.
Fibre assets network is 'fibre to the premise (FTTP)' providing fibre-optic connection capable of very fast speeds (upto 100 Mbps) up to the point where it joins the customers network.
ADSL: this stands for asymmetrical digital subscriber line, often referred to as ‘standard’ broadband. It’s widely available, but only delivers speeds of up to about 17Mbps.
FTTC: this is ‘fibre to the cabinet’, sometimes just called ‘fibre’. It’s faster than ADSL (often offered in bands of 38, 52, and 76Mbps) but is less widely available.
FTTP: ‘fibre to the premises’ or ‘full fibre’ (also sometimes just ‘fibre’) is the fastest broadband technology available, usually with maximum speeds of 1Gbps (1000Mbps). However, it’s also the least widely available. This is the type of communications provided by Fibre Assets.
Cable: this is a different kind of network, offering maximum speeds of up to 300Mbps. Availability in urban areas is usually quite good, but the network doesn’t always extend rurally.
Here are some examples of download speeds for popular activities on the Internet.
|Activity||Size (Mb)||ADSL (4Mbps)||Fibre to the cabinet (30 Mbs)||Cable (50 Mbps)||Full Fibre (100Mbps+)|
|Single song (mp3)||5||10s||5s||0.8s||0.4s|
|YouTube (HD)||50||1m 40s||50s||8s||4s|
|TV Show (HD)||450||15m||1m 50s||1m 10s||35s|
|Film (HD)||1500||50m||6m 15s||4m||2m|
Note these are for illustration only and are to give an indication of magnitude rather than absolute speeds.