Clear Fibre to the Home
Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is a form of fibre optic communication delivery in which an optical fibre cable runs directly onto your premises.
Thin glass strands covered in plastic are crammed into this cable and these glass strands carry digital information over a long distance using light signals.
Fibre to the home does not need to use the existing copper wire to reach your building.
This technology brings remarkable speed and a more superior performance than a regular broadband ADSL service and is not affected by the distance from your telephone exchange.
Clear has partnered with telecommunications housing estate specialists to provide fast broadband services using Fibre Optic cable in Greenfield sites across Australia.
- Service Elements
If you have an ONT (Optical Network Terminal) installed already – you can get connected straight away (Activation fee applies). An ONT is a little box installed into an internal wall in your premises that connects to a modem. If you do not have an ONT, an installation is required. Installation Fees depend on which provider services the estate. If you want to change from another provider – we provide a Free Churn (*available for a limited time).
Factors Affecting the Performance of Fibre To The Home
When connected to a service with (for example) a 100 Mbps interface speed, you should not expect that everything you download from the internet will be received by you at 100 Mbps!
Important external factors affecting the actual speed include the capacity of, load on, and access data rate of:
- The destination host computer which you are accessing;
- The global internet links between Clear Broadband and the destination host computer; and
- The back haul network connecting your community to Clear Broadband.
In addition, local technical factors affecting performance include:
- The hardware that you use to terminate your Fibre to the Home (FTTH) broadband connection; for example the capability of your – Ethernet router to firewall and address translate at these speeds;
- The performance of your home network; for example FTTH line speeds may be beyond the speeds achievable with wireless home networks;
- The number of users using the network simultaneously; and
- The limitations imposed by the hardware, software and protocol stack operating in your PC.