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Gigabit Networks is looking for partners

Are you an IT provider hoping to get your clients what they need? Are your clients looking for faster internet speeds?

As CityFibre’s City Champion in Leicester, Derby, Cambridge and Nottingham, Gigabit Networks’ mission is to help local businesses in the midlands improve their connectivity.

The Midlands’ digital trnasformation is well underway, with £4 billion of CityFibre investment going toward the UK’s digital infrastructure. Over 26% of the UK are able to access a gigabit connection and this is only going to jump, due to more major government funding.

Our pure fibre products, which provide ultrafast, reliable internet directly to homes and premises, are making gigabit speeds a reality in this region. Our prices aim to make it affordable, with plans starting at £249 per month, excluding VAT.

We are looking for local IT and service providers to take part in our partnership programme, to get the fastest internet connection available direct to your clients’ premises.

The programme offers your customers our award-winning Ethernet Flex service, with guarenteed 200mbps bandwidth both ways and bursts up to 1gbps when it’s needed, at no extra cost. This is up to 99% faster than traditional copper connections.

Gigabit internet speeds could revolutionise the way that your clients operate. Being a partner means unlocking new opportunities for your clients, as well as long-term monthly revenue for your business.

If you’re interested in learning more about our full fibre products or want a chat about our partnership programme and how it works, contact Gigabit Networks today.

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What is Gigabit Internet?

Gigabit internet is the next generation of ultrafast internet. Advanced, reliable full fibre technology enables direct internet access to businesses and homes across the UK, at speeds of 1Gbps.

One gigabit per second – a connection that could download a 5GB file in 40 seconds. That’s a HD movie, or hundreds of songs. Speeds like this are regularly required for industrial applications, in the IT and media industries to name a few. The strength and reliability of Gigabit allows many people on net-connected devices to painlessly transfer huge files at once.

Obviously, even home users can benefit greatly from the increased speeds full-fibre broadband provides. Gigabit connectivity opens up the exciting potential of flawless multiplayer gaming, streaming and online trading.

Recent years have seen government incentives to ramp up production and adoption, increasing nationwide popularity and demand for full-fibre internet. The midlands, for example, has saw great investment in FTTP networks across cities like Leicester, Cambridge, Derby and Nottingham. As investment continuously rises, Gigabit speeds are becoming more readily available.

These unprecedented speeds are made possible by fibre optic technology known as Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), or Fibre To The Home (FTTH). Many connections labelled as fibre, however, are unable to reach the speeds of Gigabit Broadband.

This is due to Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC), the technology adopted by the main broadband providers, which means the fibre connection you’re paying for ends at the roadside cabinets that deliver the connection to your home or business. From there, slower, older copper lines are relied on to complete the connection, inevitably decreasing speed and consistency.

Aside from FTTP, Leased Lines can deliver Gigabit speeds to your premises. It’s important to distinguish them both, as many businesses on FTTP connections perceive themselves as using Leased Lines. Both go directly to your premises, it’s just that Leased Lines are dedicated and not shared with anyone else, whereas FTTP connections are.

Leased Lines provide more reliability and greater speed, simply because your business is not fighting for connection. Leased Lines are therefore more expensive yet are not restricted by the availability of street cabinets.

The premium, unrivalled nature of these Leased Lines and FTTP connections leaves a service level agreement of 99% uptime. Growing alternative network providers, such as Cityfibre, are currently expanding their reach across the UK, making affordable and widespread full fibre, Gigabit broadband connections a reality for small businesses, sole traders and home users alike.

Gigabit Networks is a Cityfibre City Champion for the East Midlands, providing reliable, fast full-fibre internet to cities within the midlands, powered by the Cityfibre network. To allow your business the freedom of Gigabit ultrafast internet, in Leicester, Nottingham, Derby and Cambridge, contact us today.

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What is the gigabit pure fibre difference?

The word “fibre”, when describing broadband services, can prove confusing. The ASA, Advertising Standards Authority, have regulations in place allowing certain products to be defined as “fibre”.

In theory, this should remove unnecessary jargon from customers’ everyday lives. For those looking at full-fibre broadband, though, it may seem hard to understand what the cream of the crop is.

Put simply, there are three main benefits to full-fibre internet connections. Firstly, pure fibre internet has a fixed connection speed. This means the connection speed will not fluctuate throughout the length of your contract.

Secondly, radio frequency interference spikes cannot cause a loss of signal on a pure fibre connection.

Finally, with a pure fibre connection, there is no sync period, except for PPPoE sessions etc.

The majority will compromise to save some money, yet those looking for a Gigabit connection which can allow ultrafast, reliable connectivity, need to know the giant leap that a Gigabit speed can achieve.

Companies looking for unprecedented speeds and consistency across multiple devices need assurance of making the right investment.

Alternative Gigabit network providers like CityFibre have pushed hard to stop the use of the word “fibre” for services such as VDSL2 or DOCSIS 3.0. A compromise may come in the form of using terms such as “partial fibre” or “hybrid fibre” which better describes services utilising FTTC (Fibre To The Cabinet) technologies.

The difference between these services, and pure fibre connections such as the ones provided by Gigabit Networks, which is a City Champion for Cityfibre for the Midlands, is the strength and consistency of the fibre-optic connection.

Whilst FTTC uses a fibre connection up until the roadside cabinet, it utilises less-reliable copper wiring to complete the connection. Although this provides what is technically a fibre broadband connection, the copper used often delivers a less reliable, slower internet than promised.

For the Cityfibre pure fibre connections that Gigabit Networks sells across Leicester, Nottingham, Derby, Cambridge and Coventry, FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) technologies are used. This takes the strong, industrial-grade fibre materials from the local exchange directly to your home or business.

So – to remember these distinctions is to understand the tangible benefits of what a pure fibre Gigabit connection is, and why to be cautious when searching for plans with the label “fibre”.

Read about our products and contact us today if you’d like to experience Pure Fibre.

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