11 more exchanges found with Gfast pods
G.fast is continuing to roll-out and reaches some 1,466,738 premises across the United Kingdom. The eleven new exchange areas added since our last update are:
- Ipswich Whitton
- Minster Shepey
- Reading Centre
- Reading South
- Walton on Thames
There is something new though with these eleven, the pods are usually spotted by seeing G.fast type speedtests but the pods on all these 11 exchanges are showing with amber status, which traditionally has been the status on live pods for those where the speeds are right on the edge of being below or are below 100 Mbps. So why the pods are showing as amber is unclear especially when we are seeing people with a live service.
The Fibre First roll-out where it is overlapping with G.fast in two exchange areas (Whitchurch in Cardiff and Corstorphine in Edinburgh) continues to grow and is now at 3,562 premises with both Openreach FTTP and G.fast available to them.