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70,000 premises passed mark passed by CityFibre for Vodafone Gigafast roll-out

The Vodafone Gigafast footprint built by CityFibre continues to grow. The footprint in Milton Keynes, Peterborough, Aberdeen, Coventry and Stirling has now reached 70,748 premises and we expect any day to start finding premises in Huddersfield that can also order the service.

This is an increase of 7,000 premises in just over three weeks and while it is unlikely that the build rate will change for individual teams what should happen as places like Huddersfield and other Gigabit Cities start showing up is that the number of teams building will increase and thus the overall rate will rise.

The transformation that full fibre should bring to areas, particularly those that don't have an ultrafast broadband option already should start to become apparent soon as the five local authority areas where the Gigafast network is present have overall full fibre availability as follows:

  • Milton Keynes 42.6%
  • Peterborough 23%
  • Coventry 20.5%
  • Stirling 12.3%
  • Aberdeen 8.2% 

Remember these figures cover all full fibre operators but the Gigafast service is the largest slice of the cake in each of those five locations. Milton Keynes holds the title of the 3rd most full fibre'd local authority in the UK beaten only by York 49.7% and Hull 98.5%.

Update 13th August 2019 The fibre roll-outs mean figures don't stay static for long and Milton Keynes has been pushed down into fourth place by Salford, with Salford now at 43.7% full fibre coverage versus the 42.6% of Milton Keynes. The change is due to the Openreach Fibre First roll-out on the Walkden exchange.



  • New_Londoner
  • about 1 year ago

Ignore, finger trouble!

The City Fibre numbers really underline how it has largely practiced fibre to the press release for the last few years, has generated quite a lot of press coverage despite minimal deployment of FTTP. Yes the increase over the last six months is welcome, but a starting point of around 25,000 premises early this year is minuscule - probably less than 1,000 premises per press release!

  • New_Londoner
  • about 1 year ago

I've not seen much progress on the Aberdeen version of this map. Are they still expanding in the area, but guarding where like it's a national secret, or did they just create a foothold to claim they supply the city and have stopped?
Would be nice to know before I sign up for a different broadband provider to keep my costs down.

  • rowie
  • about 1 year ago

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