VDSL is FTTC. VDSL is a term made up by Openreach, it stands for Veryfast Digital Subscriber Line. No other Network Provider or ISP uses the abbreviation because really there’s no such thing.

Is there a difference between VDSL and VDSL2?

How fast is VDSL in comparison to VDSL2? VDSL can support downstream and upstream rates of 100 Mbps. VDSL2 on the other hand, can reach theoretic downstream and upstream data rates of up to 200 Mbps at its source. VDSL2 also supports a wider frequency range of 30 MHz in comparison to VDSL’s 12 Mhz frequency range.

What does VDSL2 stand for?

Very high bit rate digital subscriber line
VDSL. VDSL (Very high bit rate digital subscriber line) is a newer technology. Like ADSL, VDSL uses your copper phone line, but delivers a faster connection speed.

Is FTTC the same as VDSL?

Fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) This is combined with a copper cable from the cabinet to the home or business which uses VDSL or similar technology that can deliver much faster speeds over shorter distances.

How do I know if I have FTTP or FTTC?

To find out if you can get high-speed fibre broadband via FTTP, use an FTTP checking tool. You’ll find these on an ISP’s website to let you quickly check if FTTP has been rolled out to your area. If not, FTTC is probably the best alternative (unless you live in rural areas).

Is ADSL and DSL the same?

DSL is the generic term for Digital Subscriber Line Services while ADSL is just one of its types. DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) denotes an internet that uses digital connections between a modem and a phone line. ADSL allows you to download data faster than upload and hence it is called ‘asymmetric.


Whilst the maximum speeds for FTTC are much faster than ADSL, they both depend on the distance from the exchange, and FTTC speeds will drop around 2-3 km, whereas ADSL drop at around 5-6 km….ADSL.

Differences FTTC ADSL
Line type Fibre optic Asymmetric
Speed Up to 80Mbps Up to 24Mbps
Price Very affordable Very affordable

Is FTTC slower than FTTP?

Here’s the thing; although FTTC is slower than FTTP, it’s still fibre, and it’s still properly fast. BT – BT offer a range of fibre-to-the-cabinet packages, with top-speeds reaching 67Mb. It also offers ultrafast broadband in a very small number of area.