Openreach, the BT subsidiary which powers most of the UK’s ISPs, today announced that more than 25 million premises are now able to access its superfast fibre broadband service.
In addition to BT Retail, which sells fibre broadband under the Infinity brand, the service is available from major brands such as Sky and TalkTalk and offers speeds of up to 80Mbps.
According to Openreach its engineers are expanding fibre’s footprint by an average of 70,000 homes each week and are on track to ensure 95 per cent of premises have access to superfast broadband by the end of next year.
Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach, said: “The UK is making great progress with fibre broadband. Availability and take up are well ahead of most European countries and I’d like to thank the thousands of Openreach engineers who have worked so tirelessly to make this happen.
“The job isn’t finished however and we are working hard to get coverage to 95 per cent and above. We are also exploring how we can improve speeds for the million or so premises in the final few per cent of the country.”