Britain third worst in Europe for fibre-to-the-premises


The UK has been ranked 3rd worst country in Europe for fibre-to-the-premises coverage, according to a study of speeds from 28 countries across the continent. Greece and Belgium reported the lowest levels of FTTP coverage at 0.6 and 0.4 per cent respectively.

As it stands, the average speed in the UK is 16.51, however the government has since announced a £400m “full-fibre” Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund.

Since Openreach’s legal separation from BT, the firms current plans are to connect 2 million fibre connections by 2020 and they have also indicated that they are considering investing in 10 million FTTP connections by 2025. The EU Digital Agenda Goals intends to deliver 30 mb/s download speed or more for all by 2020 (which is a bit optimistic).

What does this mean for your business?
With the help of the continued investment for broadband in the UK from the Goverment and OpenReach, it is likely that more homes will have access to faster speeds in there area. Meaning that businesses can have access to sufficient broadband speeds without paying for a costly alternative.

Have I got coverage in my area?
If you are unsure if you have fibre coverage in your area, get in touch and we will be more than happy to check for you.