The latest 15 exchanges with Gfast ultrafast broadband
The pace at which we have been finding G.fast pods appears to have slowed down, the latest 15 exchanges have increased the G.fast footprint from 1,606,553 premises on 5th March to 1,644,102 premises on 30th March.
The latest 15 exchanges we have found are as follows and as always if you have G.fast available to order and we are not showing the G.fast packages when you do a package search do point us at the exchange in the comments or drop us an email/tweet. The latest exchange Bannockburn is not on our maps just yet, but will be before April starts.
- Bishops Cleeve
- Blackheath (Sandwell)
- Chester North
- Kirby Muxloe
- Queens Head
- Rownhams (Southampton)
The total number of G.fast pods across the UK that we have spotted now stands at 5,972. One interesting development in the last month is that we have learnt that premises are not meant to have G.fast and FTTP available and at present we have seen 11,434 premises where that is the case and we are waiting to hear from Openreach as to what should really be showing as available. We believe that what should happen is that as Openreach FTTP appears in G.fast pod areas that those premises that will be able to get FTTP should have the G.fast option removed from the availability checkers but those premises where FTTP will not be possible e.g. a block of flats where landlord is refusing permission for installing FTTP will see G.fast as the ultrafast option.
The most interesting change is that we have found a lot more FTTP in the last few weeks than G.fast, which suggests either we are not spotting the pods and people are not interested enough to tell us where the live ones are OR just maybe the G.fast roll-out is slowing down and we may see the G.fast roll-out targets scaled back again in favour of more full fibre.