Leased Line Broadband

Dedicated Gigabit Connectivity

Future-proof your business today, with a dedicated business leased line.

Symmetric Connection

Leased Lines are also “Symmetric”. This means that the upstream and download speeds are the same.

Dedicated Connection

Leased lines are uncontended. This means a dedicated connection between your premises and the local exchange.

Gigabit Fast Connection

Leased lines offer speeds of up to 10Gbps (10,000 Mbps) throughout most of the UK.

What is a Leased Line?

Unlike conventional telephone lines in the public switched telephone network (PSTN), leased lines are not switched circuits and do not have a corresponding telephone number. Both ends of the line is permanently linked, always on and dedicated so unaffected by local fluctuations in bandwidth demand.

Leased lines can be used for Business VoIP, Internet and other data connectivity services including Software as a Sevice (SaaS) and Cloud Data Storage. 

A leased line is a premium Internet connectivity product, normally delivered over fibre, which provides uncontested, symmetrical bandwidth with full-duplex traffic. It is also known as a leased Ethernet line, dedicated line, data circuit or private line.

leased line broadband in a busy office

Different options for a leased line

Full Fibre

The fastest of all available internet connections: direct Ethernet connection through 100 percent fibre optic cables from business premises to the ISP, delivering average speeds of 10Gbps.

Ethernet First Mile (EFM)

This connection uses the traditional copper network to deliver a connection to a business, then a full fibre ethernet connection from the exchange. This means that the bandwidth is much, much lower than fibre, but the service is entirely symmetrical and comes with resilience guarantees and SLAs.

Ethernet over FTTC (EoFTTC)

For businesses with access to local fibre-based cabinets, EoFTTC is similar to EFM but even cheaper. Using a mix of fibre and copper, speed is only effected by the distance to your local cabinet. This as a symmetric connection, but also capable of increasing the download speed well beyond the upload if required.

Ready for Super-Fast?

Having access to reliable, super-fast intent access in an age of increasing cloud service adoption makes a lot of sense. Speed is only one factor that makes Leased Lines an essential part of any business. Symmetrical connections offer a more reliable connection for VoIP and remote server access. SLA’s mean any faults are fixed within hours, rather than days, essential for any business with a high reliance on connectivity for their business to operate.

FAQ's

How long does installation take?

You’ll need to view the installation of your fibre optic leased line is a project. There are numerous questions, assessment of the premises, and visits by engineers. We provided a team dedicated to managing installations whilst keeping a close eye on how things are progressing and clearly communicating updates to you as soon as they have them. 

Can I increase speeds in the future?

Yes, you can increase your speed provided there is space on the bearer line. It’s worth asking at the outset what the maximum available speed is available.

How reliable is a Leased Line?

Dedicated fibre optic is extremely reliable as it’s not susceptible to environmental factors like electronic interference and the weather. If it does go down, a leased line is treated as a priority fix, usually with a five-hour target for a fix if there’s a total loss of service (versus several days for standard broadband services).

Are there any disadvantages of a leased line?

A leased line can take a while to set up and install, and depending on location can cost quite a lot for installation. Ongoing the costs are higher than normal Fibre Broadband but for a much superior service.