As a quick guide, a 1 Gbps connection streams a Full HD movie to TVs in about 30 seconds and those with Sky’s new 500 Mbps offering would only wait a minute to watch the latest blockbuster. It all sounds very impressive, but something new is coming soon that will deliver functionality that BT, Sky, and Virgin Media just can’t match.
Cuckoo is a newcomer to the UK broadband market, with the company launching its internet service last year. What sets this company apart from most of its competition is that it doesn’t require its clients to sign up for a long contract, which means they can leave at any time.
Right now, Cuckoo offers a single, simple broadband plan with users who can access standard speeds of around 70 Mbps. It’s not exactly fast, but things are about to change with the company bragging that starting in October, users will be able to access full fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) speeds.
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If you didn’t already know, FTTP replaces the aging copper lines that enter sprawling UK homes.
Because the fiber cable arrives directly at the property, Internet service providers can then offer infinitely faster speeds.
It’s unclear how fast Cuckoo’s speeds will be, but FTTP has the ability to stream the web to lounges at a rate more than 10 times faster than the UK average.
While speeds have yet to be announced, the company has confirmed that it will continue to offer sliding monthly contracts, even with these significantly improved downloads.
This is a big bonus. For comparison, Sky and Virgin both require their Full Fiber users to sign up to an 18-month contract with BT that wants users to sign up on the dotted line for two full years.
Speaking about the update, Alexander Fitzgerald, Founder and CEO of Cuckoo Broadband, said ISPreview: “Our mission from the very beginning has been to disrupt the failing broadband market dominated by large numbers who rip off their customers. As part of our mission to make broadband simple, flexible and fair, we are now launching super fast fiber optic connection for our customers. We’re also the first ISP to offer full fiber on a rolling monthly contract, so broadband works for you, not the other way around. “