Top 25 areas of the UK for full fibre broadband
Full fibre is the gold standard and is a must have for those that want to avoid those extremely dull seconds that can turn into minutes when their DSL service is flashing the sync at them.
We covered the UK hitting the 1 in 20 premises with access to fibre to the premises milestone recently and the hard 5.00% we reported from our figures has since increased to 5.02% and is set to keep increasing. Therefore to help people understand which parts of the UK have the most full fibre we are listing the two 25 local authority areas ranking in order of decreasing full fibre coverage.
|Rank||Local Authority||% of premises with full fibre broadband option|
|1||City of Kingston Upon Hull||84.70%|
|2||East Riding of Yorkshire||39.08%|
|5||City and County of the City of London||34.75%|
|7||Ards and North Down||30.82%|
|16||City of Westminster||19.09%|
|17||Sir Ceredigion - Ceredigion||18.70%|
|19||Sir Yns Mon - Isle of Anglesey||18.44%|
The coverage figures are from the combined might of all the FTTP operators we are tracking, so for example Milton Keynes has 14.03% coverage from Openreach native FTTP and an additional 4.09% from the Vodafone Gigafast service and is likely to climb up this chart in the coming months. Milton Keynes should climb that chart fairly quickly now the Gigafast roll-out has started.
The presence of several Welsh council areas may surprise some, but the SuperfastCymru project did use a higher proportion of FTTP than almost any of the other BDUK phase one projects.
Competition between full fibre operators does exist e.g. areas like Newham and York have 4.39% and 4% of premises with a choice between two or more full fibre operators.
If you want to find out where your council ranks on this list then visit our stats website that has a list of all the councils and adds superfast, ultrafast coverage columns and the speed test range seen during the last quarter.