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Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM)

So what is EFM?

EFM is a new cost-effective leased line technology that facilitates the delivery of high speed (up to a guaranteed 20Mbps) reliable internet connection.

Unlike traditional leased lines using Fibre, Ethernet in the First Mile uses bonded copper pairs (2 or 4 pairs) to deliver speeds of up to 20Mbps.

EFM from Viaspec runs on a robust, high capacity network ideal for small and medium-sized companies who are dependent on the reliability and performance of their internet connection or have simply outgrown traditional ADSL2+ and SDSL broadband or are interested in a cost-effective leased line alternative for their critical applications such as transferring large media files, VoIP and Citrix services.  Like ADSL, the speed achievable on EFM depends on proximity to the exchange.  To find out the minimum guaranteed speed your location can receive on EFM, contact our sales team on 0330 440 9900.

Benefits and Features

  • EFM is resilient - if one pair fails service is maintained over the remainder (at a lower bandwidth)
  • EFM is cost-effective when compared to traditional fibre-based leased lines
  • EFM offers high bandwidth speeds – up to a guaranteed 20Mbps
  • EFM is symmetrical – unlike ADSL broadband, with EFM you get the same speeds uploading as you do downloading.
  • A Dedicated Account Manager
  • A robust Service Level Agreement (SLA)
  • UK based technical support team.


To discuss your requirement call us on 0330 440 9900 or click here for an EFM quote.