Copper Wires / Copper Cable

Data – whether voice or broadband data – is carried on your phone lines over twisted pair copper wires. Copper has been a standard for data transfer for many years.

Increasingly fibre-optical cable is being laid (cable TV and broadband run over fibre-optic cables), which can data carry services such as TV and broadband at much higher speeds. However there is so much copper wire around (most residential phone cables are copper wire) that it will continue as a standard for some time to come.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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