EFM: Copper-Based Dedicated Internet Access
Ethernet First Mile is the direct replacement for BT’s SDSL service, with the advantage that EFM can deliver far higher guaranteed data rates, with symmetric up and down speeds. If you just need a basic 2Mb service (equivalent to the maximum old SDSL rate), we can provide this at a fraction of the cost of SDSL: usually less than £100.
EFM delivers similar performance to traditional Ethernet (Fibre) services but, as it utilises the existing BT infrastructure, it is usually much faster and cheaper to deploy. Depending on your location, EFM can deliver guaranteed speeds from 2Mb to 35Mb!
We can often supply a 10Mb Ethernet First Mile service for £140 per month or even less.
Importantly (unlike SDSL), you don’t necessarily need a router, as Ethernet First Mile is already provided as RJ45 Ethernet on install: if you have the technical capability, you can just connect straight into your network, firewall or switch. EFM coverage is set to double from 2015.
If you don’t want the hassle of configuration/integration, have a look at our range of Managed Hardware options, for a complete Plug and Go solution
- Ethernet performance and low latency
- 99.99% Service Level Agreement (SLA) & 6 hour fix time
- 24×7 monitoring
- Fast Install: usually four weeks or less
- Suitable for Voice over IP, Video Conferencing or Virtual private networks
All EFM services are quoted with free install for three year contracts, subject to financial approval.
All we need to generate an immediate quote within business hours is your site postcode and the bandwidth you need.
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I was in the process of uploading a (Big) video to YouTube. After 30 minutes of waiting, a colleague asked me if I was on the new connection and I said no. So, I change my Internet adapter settings to get on the new line and re-uploaded my video. 2 minutes later, the video was uploaded! I was well impressed and it no longer feels like I'm connecting to the Internet on a 56k modem 🙂