Superfast Surrey adds more cabinets in Addlestone
The Superfast Surrey project has published a roll-out update giving a list of postcodes for the Addlestone area. We have checked on the live BT Wholesale checker and services are available to order on these postcodes, which appear to cover four cabinets on the Weybridge exchange, namely cabinets 43, 46, 55 and 60.
The Weybridge exchange demonstrates the difference between the more urban parts of the commercial and BDUK roll-out with the sleepy rural idylls that feature in every BDUK news item usually. If we allow for the cabinets that are not enabled at this time, we estimate superfast coverage is at 91% of premises on that exchange, and this is ignoring coverage from Virgin Media too. With the couple of cabinets that have live dates set for the end of May 2014 we can see coverage at over 24 Mbps rising to 92%, and if the remaining handful of cabinets on the exchange are enabled the Governments 2017 target of 95% with access to superfast broadband becomes reality.