Vodafone Gigafast arrives in Bletchley
More full fibre for Milton Keynes as we have spotted the Vodafone Gigafast service is now available in the Bletchley area and the original area has expanded to a bit of more of Great Lindford.
The FTTP service starts at £23/m for existing Vodafone pay monthly mobile customers, with customers new to Vodafone paying £28/m for a 100 Mbps symmetric service. The full speed option Gigafast 900 (Gigabit symmetric connection) costs £43/m for the existing pay monthly mobile customers or £48/m otherwise. Some people may be able to avoid the £49 cost of the engineer install.
The funny part is that so many people now claim to sell the UK's fastest broadband speeds and the caveat Vodafone are using is 'Vodafone Gigafast is the UK’s fastest broadband when compared to other major providers Virgin Media, Sky and BT'. Things in the Gigabit broadband sphere are going to get interesting in the battle for the best speed headline particularly once the footprints grow and start to overlap, since performance at peak times is the key.
Update Midday: Some parts of Fenny Stratford have been spotted as postcodes where the Gigafast service is now available. The postcodes are in coverage system so those comparing broadband packages can quickly spot the fastest option for them and the map layer will update later today.