I think it’s about time that we tried to address the inconsistent quality of the broadband service across the parish so that all parishioners can enjoy the benefits that superfast broadband offers and not just those who, by luck or judgement, happen to live near BTs green cabinet.
Chair | Knapton Parish Council
Wouldn’t you just know it… there’s more than one type of fibre broadband!
Those of us in Knapton lucky enough to have fibre broadband have a service called FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet).
As the name suggests, FTTC is a blend of fibre and copper, which uses fibre optic cables from the BT Exchange to the green BT street cabinet (which is located next to the village sign at the Hall Lane / Knapton Road junction) and then uses your copper telephone line (known as a PSTN line), to make the connection from the cabinet to your home.
Unfortunately, copper wire loses signal strength over distance, which is why the quality of service that you actually receive depends largely on how far from the BT cabinet you live.