UK full fibre broadband coverage hits 10% mark
Congratulations to all those hard workers out there who have been working in the wind, rain, shine and snow building various FTTP networks. The UK has now reached a footprint of 10.01% for full fibre coverage.
If the aim is 100% full fibre coverage celebrating hitting the 10% mark seems somewhat premature, but it is likely that this first 10% and the last 10% will be the hardest bits. Hopefully the next 10 percentage points will pass in perhaps a year to 18 months rather than the over a decade it has taken to get to this point.
It is impossible to indentify exactly which bit of FTTP took the UK over the 10% mark, but the larger chunks in the last day or so have been in Sheffield, Leeds, Doncaster, Ramsgate and Lurgan.
On our coverage statistics website there is a handy list for all the local authorities as well as some of the combined areas such as Bedford and Milton Keynes along with Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. There are some 30 entries now where FTTP coverage is at 25% or higher of the local authority footprint, unfortunately the table comprises some 420 rows and places like Hastings, Norwich, Broxtowe and Wolverhampton are just some of the ones with under 0.5% FTTP coverage.