EFM Availability Checker & Pricing Tool for UK EFM
Availability and quotation request for Ethernet First Mile (EFM)
Please complete the form for the installation address and we will email you back with EFM Speeds / Bandwidth estimates and Costs for both Ethernet First Mile, and Fibre Leased lines for 10Mbps and 100Mbps bearer options.
Use this form to perform an EFM Availability Check for the UK to establish an EFM speed estimate and EFM costs.
EFM Availability Checker
Ethernet in the first mile is a modern solution to an old problem. The problem- the internet speed to many businesses and houses is limited by their physical connection to the local exchange. There is only so much data that you can transmit through copper wire using older standards.
Most buildings use copper wire (originally installed for telephone connections) to link with their local high-speed network. Ultimately, this link creates the bottleneck which severely limits your internet speed.
Let me ask you: Are you frustrated by a slow link to the internet? Do you feel it is impacting your productivity?
- Are you frustrated by a slow link to the internet? Do you feel it is impacting your productivity?
- Does your business use cloud technology and its vital that you upgrade your upload and download speed as soon as possible?
- Are you worried that having a high-speed optical fibre line installed will cost you a fortune?
If you have answered yes to any of the above, then EFM internet is possibly your best solution. The first thing you need to do is check its availability. You can do so here
But What is Ethernet in the First Mile?
EFM refers to a set of standards which gives you a high-speed connection over previously unsupported media such as single pairs of telephone wiring. The term “the first mile” refers to the distance between your premises and your telecom provider’s node (e.g. street cabinet, telephone exchange etc.). At the exchange or cabinet, all the lines from the area meet and are connected to the network through a high-speed trunk fibre cable.
It is the link over this “first mile” that creates the bottleneck in the system.
Many customers and businesses access their broadband through copper wires using the old ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) standard. “Asymmetric” simply means that your download speed is faster than your upload speed. ADSL typically gives you speeds of around 1.5Mbps for downloading and 0.5Mbs for upload. This is not acceptable for a business using cloud technology.
EFM offers you much higher speeds for fraction of the cost of using optical fibre connections. EFM is available to over 80% business premises in the UK. You can find out if you can enjoy the benefits of EFM internet using our EFM availability checker. All you need to do is put in your details and our team will get back to you.
If you are still unsure about upgrading your connection, then here are just two key benefits of using EFM:
- EFM speeds are up to 20 Mbps in both directions and they are not affected by the distance from the exchange, so you can enjoy this speed wherever you are. Your EFM connection is made through an EFM modem, EFM router or it can be plugged into the WAN port of your firewall or router using a standard ethernet cable.
- EFM technology is resilient and it can be installed within 45 days. This is about half the time required to have a fibre installed.
Why not see if is available to you through our EFM availability checker or give us a call on 0121 222 0500 and find out more from one of our friendly advisors. We can check over the phone if this nifty solution is available to you.
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