Openreach Ultrafast footprint now at 1.5 million premises
The switch over from the focus being superfast broadband to ultrafast broadband is ever more apparent as we have now found 1.5 million premises where either Openreach G.fast or FTTP is available. Just 8 days ago we covered the 1.4 million milestone and thought at the time that it would be a couple of weeks for the 1.5 million mark to be reached but it turned out to be just 8 days.
The total we have on our tracking system is 1,506,529 premises which is made up of 604,193 FTTP and 902,336 G.fast premises. One of the larger G.fast areas added was Shepherds Bush with some 49 pods spotted as live and we know of 3,096 pods across the UK.
The rate of change for FTTP is below the 10,000 or so mentioned in the Openreach press releases but is rising making it clear that there has been am improvement in the delivery rate and that with the lag involved in spotting the full fibre which is much more spread out and thus a lot harder to spot we will hopefully in a month or two be seeing a change of 10,000 per week. One of the most recent areas to see additional FTTP was Hugo Street in Moston which was additional coverage on what looks to be a Redrow housing development.