EFTC uses FTTC (fibre to the cabinet) technology to provide high speed data connectivity and is set to replace ADSL as the connection of choice for small/medium businesses. Guaranteed symmetric bandwidth is available at nearly all locations which are FTTC enabled. Achievable speed depends on line length from the cabinet and line quality, up to a theoretical maximum of 20Mbps in both directions would be guaranteed with the capability of bursting up to 80Mb downstream.
Example – Customer orders EFTC, and when installed they can achieve a stable 17Mb upstream speed. This means they will get a guaranteed 17Mb uncontended symmetrical connection, and in normal operation will have a significantly faster downstream speed available.