Generic Ethernet Access (GEA)
If as a business you are thinking about upgrading from ADSL broadband to a Fibre broadband service, you may want to consider our Generic Ethernet Access (GEA) service. Whilst some fibre broadband services are still contended, sharing bandwidth with other ADSL and FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) users nearby our GEA service provides a dedicated and un-contended Ethernet based service with symmetrical speeds of up to 20Mbps and minimal installation costs and lead times.
Our GEA service (or Ethernet over FTTC as it is sometimes known) utilises existing broadband and Ethernet network infrastructures to provide a cost effective yet reliable and fully guaranteed Ethernet based solution. Services are monitored and managed round-the clock in line with our service guarantees.
Similar to FTTC, GEA uses the existing copper infrastructure between the customer’s premises and the cabinet and then fibre from the cabinet to the exchange. However, unlike FTTC their traffic then passes onto an Ethernet network rather than the standard, more contended, broadband network