Ethernet First Mile

Ethernet First Mile (EFM) is an affordable and fast way to achieve greater and guaranteed symmetric bandwidth at a lower price point.

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How does EFM solutions work?

How does Ethernet First Mile Work?

Ethernet First Mile (EFM) uses a combination of Ethernet fibre and copper lines to deliver a hybrid product that offers similar benefits to an Ethernet Leased Line. Benefits include more robust SLAs and a guaranteed level of bandwidth at a lower price point and with more rapid installation.

The service is delivered over copper lines in bundles of 2 or 4 to create a single service. An on-site box then ‘bonds’ the copper lines into an Ethernet service that maintains your online presence should a copper line fail. However, some degradation of service may be noticeable.

Improve your business communications with EFM

Bolster Your Communications with Ethernet First Mile

When you purchase Ethernet First Mile through Elite, you can rely on simplified installation with our team of expert engineers. This means you can start enjoying the benefits of your new connection quickly.

EFM also uses SDSL, rather than ADSL technology, providing download/upload speeds of up to 35 Mbps and support for internet voice and hosted solutions.


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Key Features

Powerful, reliable Ethernet connectivity for less.

High symmetric speeds

EFM provides combined upload/download performance of up to 35Mbps to give your business versatility as well as speed.

Resilient network

Our resilient network provides a range of security options, including managed Firewalls and VPN solutions to encrypt your online traffic.

Fast installation

The power of an Ethernet Leased Line, installed in a fraction of the time.


Your business is unique and Elite can meet your specific needs with the design and build of tailored integrations.

Business Benefits

EFM is available to any UK address with Openreach

High Availability

EFM is available to any UK address with Openreach connected copper, so your chances of acquiring Ethernet power are high.

If one copper pair experiences a fault, traffic is transferred to the remaining pairs

Better Stability

If one copper pair experiences a fault, traffic is transferred to the remaining pairs, keeping your business moving.

Ethernet products protect against loss of business from faults

Protect Budgets

Ethernet products protect against loss of business from faults on slower-to-repair, traditional Broadband lines.

Enjoy a streamlined order journey

Easy Onboarding

Enjoy a streamlined order journey with regular and simple updates and rapid delivery timescales.

Maintain quick and seamless work rates

Enhanced Productivity

Maintain quick and seamless work rates by ensuring you always have the bandwidth you need.

Case Study - Chantelle Lighting

Bespoke, decorative lighting manufacturer, Chantelle Lighting, were looking for a connectivity solution that enabled them to move their business-critical applications away from their on-premise server and transfer their communications to the cloud. Watch this short clip to see how a resilient, leased lines solution from Elite enabled Chantelle Lighting to achieve these objectives.

Elite Green Certified Partner

We are dedicated to partnering with providers who share our aim of working towards a more sustainable future.

Gamma have been certified CarbonNeutral® for since 2006. They are dedicated to becoming a carbon net-zero business by 2041, have pledged to become a carbon net-zero business by 2042 and have committed to a range of projects and initiatives to preserve the planet’s resources.

Convergence Group attained certification for ISO14001:2015, which demonstrates their commitment to reducing their environmental impact and protecting the environment.

Partnering with Gamma and Convergence Group contributes to our commitment of becoming a sustainable company.


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Why Choose Us?

Elite are experts in helping businesses collaborate and communicate in a secure, productive, and profitable way, wherever you or your employees are located.


Elite EFM is part of a secure and resilient connectivity infrastructure that keeps your business and your people safe.


Elite’s multiple partnerships with leading technology providers allows us to offer customised collaboration platforms to facilitate better teamwork.


EFM can be deployed as either a primary or backup connection to ensure your business is ‘always on’.


Maximise your ROI by ensuring your business is always online, with enterprise-grade speeds, best-in-class SLAs, and flexible resilience options.


When we looked at our existing suppliers, side-by-side, Elite stood out as the provider who looked after our needs the best. Elite were always available to speak with when we contacted them, ready to offer advice and we had access to a dedicated account manager who ensured our needs were always being met. It made sense that we would look to shift all communications to them.

Tom Robson | Resources and Communication Coordinator

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