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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.

Comments

Some clarification would be helpful to your 3rd paragraph, I am a bit confused how is 'carefully chosen locations' going to achieve a download speed of 10 Mbps for all. What are we talking about FTTP or FTTC
I live with 3.2km line to the cabinet (PL18 9SQ) in a isolated area, I cannot see how this is going to help me because there is no chance of me ever getting FTTP or a closer cabinet for a FTTC connection. ( and wifi is definitely out of the question with no line of sight to anywhere usefulness)

  • nobroadband
  • 3 months ago

On that paragraph take a peek at http://labs.thinkbroadband.com/local/cornwall,E06000052 and you can see that the number currently thought to have a 10 Mbps or slower option is 5.7% (if you add a 1 Mbps upload rule) rises to 5.9%.

Thus the 7,000 and 8,000 premises to be delivered is slightly more than this number of premises, until the plans for roll-out are announced its hard to say if you will be helped or will remain with just satellite type options

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 3 months ago

Mid Suffolk appears to be only 74.75% with greater than 30 Mbps.
As you may have guessed, we are still on ADSL, but still a lot better off than many on sub 1Mbps.

  • Thumper
  • 3 months ago

Ok thanks I understand now.
So what will happen again is people with fast broadband will get even faster broadband.
And the final few percent will be left with nothing and told to 'piss off' and get satellite.

  • nobroadband
  • 3 months ago

The 7,000 and 8,000 people should not be those who can already get superfast speeds, but saying "fast broadband will get even faster broadband" might be true in some cases if you consider 7 or 8 Mbps to be fast.

All depends on where the roll-out actually goes too, I'd say its 50/50 you will get something from the roll-out, EO areas like PL18 9NG I'd say 90% chance of being helped

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 3 months ago

@thinkbroadband likely to target EO lines?

  • @Cookstein
  • comment via twitter
  • 3 months ago

they've just announced the prospective postcodes;

http://www.superfastcornwall.org/future-programme

  • Cookie73
  • 18 days ago

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