Ethernet First Mile (EFM) is the latest advance in copper technology utilising multiple copper pairs to deliver up to 20 Mb/s symmetrical as a true leased line alternative product. By bonding together multiple copper pairs the service can use existing infrastructure to deliver high download speeds, and importantly for business, very high upload capability.
The service is distance dependant but with availability at a wide range of exchanges across the country. Uniquely for a copper based service, a guaranteed minimum speed is agreed prior to order eliminating the unknown commonly a problem with copper based services.
|1:1 contention||RIPE static IPv4 and IPv6|
|99.9% SLA||12-month initial contract|
|up to 20 Mb/s down||up to 20 Mb/s up|
|24/7 support||Fully managed|
|Typical install 45-days|
How quick is it to install?
As there is no need in most circumstances to install more copper lines, it is much faster than fibre. Typically 30-45 days is possible.
Is the speed guaranteed?
The speed is distance dependant but once it is installed the speed your receive will be consistent.
Do I need spare phone lines?
No, the install includes the cost of installing the copper tails. The lines are data only so it is not possible to use them for voice calls (unless it is VoIP).