Info on High Speed Internet Connections | FAQ

Find the answers to our frequently asked questions about EFM here. For more info on high speed internet connections, please contact us.

What is EFM or Ethernet First Mile?

EFM stands for Ethernet First Mile and is a technology for delivering a fast and reliable internet connection to businesses, available in speeds ranging from 2Mb/s right up to 20Mb/s. With superior service level guarantees to either ADSL or SDSL, EFM offers fully 1:1 contented, synchronous internet access at incredibly fast speeds.

Who needs EFM (Ethernet First Mile)?

Organisations that are reliant on the Internet for their business will benefit from an EFM line. Companies, public bodies or other organisations that require:

How does EFM work?

EFM (Ethernet First Mile) is cutting edge technology which is delivered over BT's 21st Century Network and is primarily aimed at those organisations that would benefit from a leased line type service without the associated costs. Unlike traditional UK leased line providers or Ethernet line services which uses fibre to connect you to your local exchange, CCS Leeds EFM uses bundles of copper pairs which results lower costs and high resilience with a faster installation time. The service is constantly monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by both our own Network Operations Team and the access circuit provider to ensure it is available to you when you need it. Real-Time On-Line reporting via our portal is also provided showing service availability, latency and Utilisation providing confidence in the service and allowing future forecasts to be made. In the unlikely event that the service should fail, automated reporting ensures that you are informed in real time of the progress by either SMS, email or a voice call.

As UK leased line providers, CCS will provide you with a managed Cisco Router and deliver the service to you as Ethernet to connect directly into your firewall or LAN.

Get a quote or contact us about our EFM services

CCS Leeds offer a range of services, including EFM leased lines. For more info on high speed internet connections, contact us about our services or to get a quote. Simply click the button or call: (0)113 294 66 99.