DCMS releases latest coverage figures for super fast using public money
Some positive news and that is the progress update for the various projects across the UK that are using a mixture of central, local and gap funding from BT. The DCMS has published the latest set of figures for the number of premises that can get super fast broadband from the projects and the coverage of 273,731 properties is based on the coverage from around 1,000 fibre cabinets and does not include properties at are expected to get speeds below 24 Mbps.
|Cumulative to end of:||Premises with superfast broadband service made available||BDUK funding (£)||Number of premises covered per £million of broadband delivery programme expenditure|
Of course while this is positive news, if you are one of those still waiting for the projects to go live or even coverage plans for your area then you will be less than pleased as you are not in the super fast club yet. When combined with the super fast coverage of the commercial roll-outs apparently the UK has greater availability of the fast services than France, Germany and Italy and double the coverage of Spain.
Looking forward apparently we should find out the allocations to the various local authority areas from the 2015 to 2017 pot of money (£250m) very shortly.