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Vodafone Gigafast footprint passes 50,000 premises mark

The Vodafone Gigafast footprint is increasing weekly now and the latest milestone marker that has been reached is the 50,000 one with some 50,497 premises recorded as passed in our tracking of the roll-out of the full fibre service.

The area that tipped the numbers over the 50k mark was expansion in Coventry as the teams working there appear to be heading towards the Longford area. Our broadband map has been updated and as you can see as yet the CityFibre and Openreach full fibre footprints are yet to overlap - though both do overlap in a big way with the existing cable footprint from Virgin Media.

Coventry is sat at 14.6% full fibre availability or just 6.9% if you only count the Openreach FTTP service footprint.

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While it won't impact me personally fingers crossed they stop pushing back their planned works in Leeds and start breaking ground on the access network build soon.

Should have been digging for a month already, nothing firm now scheduled until July.

  • CarlThomas
  • 29 days ago

It is impressive the number of streets in Aberdeen that are currently being dug up or have been over the last few weeks by Cityfibre/Vodafone. I don't think it will take them long to hit 75,000 if the same is happening in other launch cities.

  • brusuth
  • 28 days ago

It is impressive the number of streets in Aberdeen that are currently being dug up or have been over the last few weeks by Cityfibre/Vodafone. I don't think it will take them long to hit 75,000 if the same is happening in other launch cities.

  • brusuth
  • 28 days ago

@brusuth - The amount of phone icons on the roadworks.org website in my area over the coming weeks is staggering. I'm currently trying to work out the duration between roadworks and live connections. They're currently just under a mile from me.

  • Cessquill
  • 27 days ago

@Cessquill on my street they dug everything up around mid march and I got installed on the first day possible for my address which was 7th May

Been on the 500mbps package since then and it's been great

I use my own MikroTik router and UniFi WiFi setup as I need to do some fairly advanced VPN and EoIP tunneling, but the supplied Voda router is surprisingly decent.

  • connormill
  • 27 days ago

I called into the Vodafone publicity truck in Peterborough yesterday, their wall map showed a new area of South Peterborough for cabling in the net 3-6 months.A lot of money being spent putting duct in the ground.

  • steve25
  • 26 days ago

@connormill - that's very good to know. I have my own pfSense router and network setup. Ultimately I just want to plug in to a WAN port and go, but a decent router is reassuring (especially when I've had VM ones since dial-up!).

@steve25 - cool - I read something about that truck, but couldn't remember where or when it was. It's South Peterborough I'm in, and currently watching it slowly get to Woodston. Thanks for that.

  • Cessquill
  • 26 days ago

South Peterborough - guessing the Orton area based on what has been seen on social media

  • andrew
  • thinkbroadband staff
  • 26 days ago

@Cessquill

Worth noting you need to phone vodafone and ask for your PPPOE details, but whilst you're at it, ask for a fixed IP too - they'll give you one for free

Also you need to assign VLAN 911 to the PPPOE interface, other than that it's a simple setup

  • connormill
  • 26 days ago

@andrew - yes, most of the Ortons are being done at the moment (and over the next few months according to roadworks.org). Where I am is where it currently stops, but hopefully they'll keep going.

@connormill - thanks for that - shouldn't be too hard. And a fixed IP would certainly help.

  • Cessquill
  • 26 days ago

I see from roadworks.org that Cityfibre are laying cable 2 streets away from me, about 250m away, but not on my street.

Despite this, Vodafone seem to think my post code and address specifically will be able to get Gigafast in a couple of months when the works are finished.

Does this sound right?

  • Vegito
  • 21 days ago

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