We recently ran a series of adverts designed to highlight the significant performance differences between Full Fibre and Part Fibre broadband services on offer in the UK.
We were asked to stop.
Because many other ‘Fibre Broadband’ services rely on copper telephone wires, they significantly reduce the speed of these services. However you phrase things, Full Fibre is the 100% real deal, using only fibre-optic cables to deliver superior speeds.
We’ve all grown to understand the various types of fruit juices available on the market due to the introduction of national legislation and clear labelling. But where it’s easy to differentiate from a 100% pure pressed fruit juice and a concentrated alternative, these helpful rules sadly don’t apply to broadband products.
Today, broadband providers are free to promote their product as ‘Fibre Broadband’, even when the product is infused with a significant amount of speed-sapping copper cable across the last leg of the journey into the home. Unlike Full Fibre broadband that only uses 100% fibre-optic cable at all times, these ‘Part Fibre’ products contain a very different mix of ingredients that the word ‘Fibre’ can conveniently gloss over.
It should therefore come as no surprise that many across the nation are confused or unaware of the root cause of their slow broadband connection. A recent report by WIK Consult on behalf of CityFibre, found that over 50% of respondents claimed to have a Full Fibre service, despite at least eight in ten living in areas where Full Fibre is not yet available.
Swish Fibre launched a wide-scale public interest campaign in July 2021 to alert consumers to the major performance differences between speed-sapping copper-mix ‘Fibre Broadband’ and the superior capabilities of 100% fibre-optic alternatives known as Full Fibre.
But a major household name that is benefitting from the current guidelines are upset at our tongue-in-cheek adverts designed to help improve consumer awareness on the issue.
While we may have to withdraw our adverts, we will never stop championing greater transparency for consumers.
As a builder of the “fourth utility” for UK households, we are committed to providing you with a 100% next-generation service for generations to come.
So while we look to resolve the wider need for industry reform, why not take a look around our website to find out more about Full Fibre and how it can unlock endless possibilities for how we work, surf and play online.
CMO, Swish Fibre
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Unless you’re one of the lucky 21% of UK households**, chances are you only have fibre-to-the-cabinet broadband (FTTC). This means the final stage of the journey to your home is being made by the traditional copper telephone wire, which slows things down significantly. Only Full Fibre offers Gigabit-capable speeds that pack a real punch for today's needs.
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** Ofcom Connected Nations update: Spring 2021
* Speedtest taken on 28 May 2021
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We’re committed to delivering a great broadband service for you. This means we won’t lock you into a lengthy contract, so you can leave with just 8 working days’ notice prior to your next invoice date.
LOYALTY THAT COUNTS
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You won’t have to worry about broadband speeds being throttled or dropping out at peak times, or any other time for that matter, ever again.
YOU SET THE PACE
SWITCH YOUR SPEED
ONCE A MONTH
Next time you’re sat waiting for that large file to upload or your video stream to stop stalling, it may be time to think about jumping ship and booking yourself onto a better broadband ride. Full Fibre delivers equally impressive upload speeds, making bandwidth intensive cloud-based activities a breeze.
YOU SET THE PACE
SWITCH YOUR SPEED
ONCE A MONTH
Need to speed things up or slow things down? No problem. Switch your speed by giving only 8 working days’ notice before your next monthly billing date.
BUILT TO LAST
BEYOND BROADBAND FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
Did you know that Openreach will be switching off the traditional copper-wire telephone network from the end of 2025? With hundreds of locations already switched off***, Swish Fibre is ready and waiting to welcome you to the future of broadband, today.
HOME SPEED HOME
FULL FIBRE IS WHERE
THE HEART IS
Homes with poor internet speeds sell for an average of £38,902 less that the market value, while 39% of buyers simply won’t consider a property with sluggish broadband service****.
*** Openreach - Retiring our copper network
**** Eutelsat Survey - December 2020
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