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Cornish broadband project hits 75% milestone

Superfast Cornwall could be seen as an example of what is possible with a mixture of FTTC and FTTP technologies from BT, certainly by starting ahead of the BDUK projects it is paving the way and is often the area coming up with solutions to problems that will appear around the UK as the BDUK projects seriously get underway.

The project is far from complete but with 75% of premises in Cornwall now having access to a FTTC or FTTP based connection (199,000 premises) the coverage is impressive and above the UK average. There are 26,000 people subscribing to a superfast service on the new network but there is still a long way to go to reach the take-up levels of old fashioned ADSL but this will improve in time.

The coverage target for Cornwall was revised earlier this year up to 95% from an original figure of 80%.


So far they don't seem to being doing much for those on long lines though :(

My cabinet has been enabled for months but I can't sign up due to line length. They are talking about using repeaters but I've not heard of any implementations yet.

  • MaddogBattie
  • over 7 years ago

I've got superfast and it's brilliant. I can watch iplayer with no problems, unlike ordinary broadband was.
Any videos run constant.

  • DUMB65error
  • over 7 years ago

they also have been ignoring EO lines for the most part, routing them through new cabs @ the exchange seems to be the method they are going forward with, with VDSL & FTTP options available looking at what happened to Par EO lines a couple months back.

  • ididnt
  • over 7 years ago

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