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Top Eight Jargon Busters

From AA to RAC, GP to MP, we use acronyms and abbreviations without a second thought. Every industry has its sector industry specific set of letters, and the world of superfast broadband is no different.

Here are our eight top jargon busters:

ISP: Internet Service Provider - A company or organisation that provides internet access services.

FTTP: Fibre to the Premises - Fibre optic cables directly from the broadband exchange right into your home.

FWA: Fixed Wireless Access - High speed wireless connectivity using radio waves between two fixed points.

VoIP: Voice over Internet Protocol - A type of phone system that uses an internet connection to make and receive calls.

EOI: Expression of Interest - To register to be part of the government’s £210m voucher funding Project Gigabit scheme (that targets people experiencing slow broadband speeds in rural areas) residents must give an Expression of Interest.

UPRN: Unique Property Reference Number - Every address in the UK has its own Unique Property Reference Number – more personalised than your postcode, more specific than your address.

OMR: Open Market Review - A data collection process requesting information from ISPs on their existing or planned gigabit-capable broadband infrastructure over the next 3 years. 

BDUK: Building Digital UK – Part of the government’s Department for Science, Innovation & Technology, BDUK is helping to bring fast and reliable broadband and mobile coverage to hard-to-reach places across the UK - transforming people’s lives.


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