With every business and home needing a superfast internet connection, improving today’s high speed broadband connection is out of question. As time goes by, a consumer’s need for internet speed definitely changes. Right now, the European Commission is looking to provide a superfast broadband to all EU citizens at the start of 2020. They want to have at least 50% of the entire EU population to enjoy as much as 100Mb speed on their online connection.
However, such a ground-breaking speed can only be achieved by fibre connection. Point Topic Chief Executive Oliver Johnson said that type of connection do require Fibre To The Premises connection or FTTP broadband. And that project is going to cost the EU a lot of money indeed.
The FTTP broadband is definitely a superfast connection but it also super expensive to start with. Broadband providers may not be able to shoulder the costs of building its infrastructure on their own. To make the EU’s goal achievable by the end of the decade, operators should be given subsidies to jumpstart the fibre optic construction of their networks. The EU would also have to make partnership deals with private companies like Connecting Europe Facility to make the feat possible.
For a long time, FTTP has become the lone choice for groups and individuals that require a super fast internet connection. However, the costs of having this kind of connection prove to be too much for its worth. Good thing that cable and copper broadband providers have come up with the hybrid solutions. And such solution is way cheaper compared to the pure fibre option. The hybrid solution incorporates fibre to the existing cable or copper connections that the operators already own. The result is a cheaper connection, yet the speed has drastically improved. Right now, this type of connection is currently seeing massive growth.