Ultrafast broadband update

Ultrafast Broadband is now available to more than half of UK properties.

Ultrafast Broadband, considered to be broadband up to and in excess of 300Mbps, is now available to 53% of UK properties. This is an increase of 4% since previous figures were released in December 2018.

Ultrafast Broadband is the delivery of two products utilising different technologies. Gfast uses existing copper phone lines and is only available if the premises is close to an Openreach street cabinet or newly installed ‘node.’ The other ‘full-fibre’ is the Openreach installation of Fibre to the Premises or FTTP. Nationwide coverage of full fibre is expected by 2033 with government funding confirmed last year and OptaNet are assisting businesses utilising the Gigabit Voucher Scheme.

ultrafast check

Just call 0203 475 3611 and one of our team will check to see if you can receive an Ultrafast Broadband product. Alternatively you can use the BT DSL Checker. If either FTTP or G.fast is shown then it is available to you. Please note that FTTPoD is not the same product as FTTP.

This year OptaNet will be launching our FTTP 1Gbps product and offering the option to upgrade to all our existing FTTP clients.