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Fifteen more exchanges with G.fast ultrafast broadband are now live

It seems that after a dip in popularity or the pace of the roll-out things may be picking up again with the G.fast roll-out as we have found another 15 exchanges with live G.fast pods and the number of premises able to order 100 Mbps or faster has increased to 1,759,111 premises from 1,708,026 on 26th April.

The new exchanges are:

  • Ashford
  • Beauchief
  • Chippenham
  • Cuckoo Oak
  • Govan
  • Leyland
  • Laindon
  • North Finchley
  • Prudhoe
  • Puriton
  • St Ives
  • Swadlincote
  • Wallingford
  • Worle
  • Yardley Gibbon

The number of live pods has jumped from 6,231 to 6,454 in the last two weeks, not all of the increase is down to the new exchanges, some pods are on exchanges with existing pods that are live. Our broadband maps and checkers are up to date apart from a little more rendering needed for St Ives and Wallingford at the highest zoom levels.

With Openreach declaring 2,020,000 premises passed by G.fast earlier this week in the BT Group financials clearly there are perhaps another 1,000 to 1,200 live pods out in the wild we need to spot.

G.fast while unpopular if you adhere to the full fibre path does offer a fast upgrade path until such time as full fibre appears and it is set to exist beyond the WLR switch off expected in 2025 simply because the reality is that there will be buildings where Openreach is refused access to install the final drop for full fibre. The interesting part will be if VDSL2 is turned off in different areas whether the spectrum used can be recovered and give G.fast a speed and range boost.

Comments

SWLNI P18 live (Llanishen).

  • Unknown101
  • 3 months ago

@Andrew - U must have miss out one more exchange are TF4 3SG on Exchange STIRCHLEY.

  • adslmax
  • 3 months ago

Cabinet 3,5,8 and 13 for Cuckoo Oak has G.Fast live

  • adslmax
  • 3 months ago

"The interesting part will be if VDSL2 is turned off in different areas whether the spectrum used can be recovered and give G.fast a speed and range boost."

Technically that must be true. OR only offer G.fast @ 60% of the max range in the spec. (300v500) Running two different packages always has an impact

  • Croft12
  • 3 months ago

"The interesting part will be if VDSL2 is turned off in different areas whether the spectrum used can be recovered and give G.fast a speed and range boost."

What IF the customers want to remain staying on VDSL2 (FTTC) because of cheaper cost?

  • adslmax
  • 3 months ago

@adslmax tough! Bound to be a cheap low package either way but you can't block progress.

  • Croft12
  • 3 months ago

Flagged the new ones and will be in checkers tonight

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 3 months ago

At some point you'd think BT would want to remove ADSL and FTTC entirely in cities, close the exchanges and rely on voip.

  • arfster
  • 3 months ago

SWLNI

  • Unknown101
  • 3 months ago

SWLNI 18 not on the map just yet?

  • Unknown101
  • 3 months ago

The map involves rendering a massive number of PNG files so takes a bit longer to update, probably today

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 3 months ago

What these comments are missing are some references to fibre to the postcode to really confuse things.....

;-)

  • New_Londoner
  • 3 months ago

So we may get it here in another 50 years.
The problem is, when they do all this new stuff, it gives them an excuse to put the price up of existing services.

  • zyborg47
  • 3 months ago

SMCO Cowley now showing live GFast on 2 cabs e.g. OX4 4SY and OX4 4XQ

  • themanstan
  • 3 months ago

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