UK needs to pass 11,816 premises every day to reach 100% FTTP coverage
11,816 premises need to qualify as FTTP passed everyday between today and 31st March 2026 if the UK is to reach its target of 100% full fibre coverage. This works out at 4.3 million a year or 359,403 every month.
We have had the odd day in 2019 when we have found and added more FTTP premises to our checker, but those days are rare and with our daily updates across the whole range of broadband providers it is usually around 3,000 to 4,000 premises a day and can be as low as 1,000 premises.
Of course on days where we find below the magic 11,816 figure what will happen is that the figure needed in the remaining days will of course increase. This is why it is critical that the Government does a lot more than make grand announcements if the 100% goal is a serious ambition so that the commercial operators can plan accordingly and projects to deliver those areas not deemed commercially viable can be planned and building start as soon as possible.
Some may question why we are using 31st March 2026 when the talk is of by 2025, the reason is that based on previous broadband goals that say 'by year XXXX' it is clear they usually hope to hit the figure in the calendar year but are still happy to declare it job done so long as the target is reached in the financial year.
Update 6th August: In the comments a question was asked about what is the average increase per day and the mean daily increase in FTTP coverage for 2019 has been 4,408 premises.