7,000 more premises of full fibre in Cornwall
Cornwall has been at the forefront of full fibre roll-outs by BT Group and Openreach for some years and with a declared total of 84,000 premises with full fibre available it has a high proportion of FTTP availability at 31.9%.
A new £17.6 million investment with the funding coming from a mixture of public and commercial sources including the European Regional Development Fund is set to bring fibre to the premises to a further 7,000 premises by the end of 2019.
The BT press release is careful to say 'some of the most remote areas' rather than all, but with the existing phases due to bring superfast broadband to another 8,000 premises if the locations are chosen carefully the current phase where apparently an extra 3.2% of premises are to be delivered and the new 2.8% of premises have the potential to bring a minimum speed of 10 Mbps with at least 1 Mbps of upload to all premises in Cornwall, only time will tell once deployment is complete.
Cornwall is lagging behind the average levels of superfast coverage compared to other English county council areas at 87.5% with a 30 Mbps or faster superfast broadband option, though BT is claiming a figure of 238,000 premises with access to superfast services where as we are recording a superfast premise count of 221,000. Some of this will be due to our high levels of cross talk impacting speeds used in our model and there may be some FTTP clusters we have not discovered yet, so if you are in Cornwall and our system does not flag you as superfast capable when you do a postcode search please do get in touch.