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Vodafone is continuing to expand the number of fixed line broadband customers, though there may be indications that the sign-up rate has peaked as other providers get closer to matching the low prices.
The costs of upgrading from standard broadband to full fibre services can be high for business grade services or just expensive because cheaper services are not readily available and this is where the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is meant to help.
Very little in the way of surprises from the latest customer service ratings, the smaller providers are doing well again and TalkTalk and Virgin Media are at the other end of the table.
The latest set of results for Virgin Media show that the UK and Ireland and outperforming other countries such as Belgium and Switzerland.
The race to build 15 million full fibre premises is on and while we are seeing the build rates of FTTP increasing the level of activity will need to triple very soon and be sustained to meet the political ambition of half the UK with a FTTP option in 2025.
The delays to the Connecting Devon and Somerset phase two project continue and delays in delivery are not at an end. Additionally there are worries around Government funding that has a spending deadline of March 2020.
Our data microsite has had its coverage donut updated to increase the visibility of the various speeds available in different areas.
The second of our regular features looking at the data we have from all the speed tests visitors is now ready for publication and provides an idea of how services are performing for the public, rather than what the providers would like everyone to believe.
Hyperoptic was aiming for 2 million premises covered by its Gigabit service by 2022 but with a deal with Mubadala Investment Company is set to give the operator the resources to bring the 2 million target forward to 2021.