The difference between an FNO and an ISP | Why Faircom has an advantage

The difference between an ISP and an FNO

Fibre Network Operators (FNOs) and Internet Service Providers (ISPs)s – the two key players in the world of high-speed internet. In today’s digitally-driven environment, a reliable internet connection is no longer a luxury but a necessity. FNOs and ISPs both contribute to the seamless functioning of our online lives and understanding their roles and the advantages they bring is essential.

What is an FNO?

FNOs are in charge of installing and maintaining the fibre-optic cables that serve as the foundation of high-speed internet connections. FNOs invest significant resources in building a robust network infrastructure, ensuring that data can travel at lightning-fast speeds across vast distances. They also form the foundation upon which internet service providers operate, enabling them to deliver internet services to end-users.

What is an ISP?

ISPs focus on delivering internet connectivity to end-users. ISPs, like Faircom, offer a range of plans and packages tailored to different customer needs. Unlike other ISPs, which connect to FNOs’ networks and lease their infrastructure to provide internet services, Faircom’s fibre packages run on both its own fibre network and Open Access networks (over other FNOs). We handle customer support, manage billing, and offer additional services, including, wireless fibre, commercial fibre and VoIP packages.

Bridging the Gap between FNOs and ISPs

Faircom’s unique position as both an FNO and an ISP provides a distinct advantage in the high-speed internet market. By owning and operating our fibre network infrastructure, we eliminate the reliance on using infrastructure from external providers, reducing costs. This cost-saving is directly passed on to our customers, creating more affordable fibre packages than any of our competitors. 

As an FNO and an ISP, Faircom has greater control over the network’s performance and maintenance. We swiftly address any issues that may arise, ensuring minimal downtime and optimal service levels. This seamless integration between the roles of an FNO and an ISP translates into a smoother customer experience. 

Faircom brings together the advantages of offering affordable fibre packages, enhanced network control, and a personalised customer experience. In choosing Faircom, you can enjoy the best of both worlds, ensuring a reliable and affordable internet connection that meets your individual requirements.

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