NGA2002/20 New FTTP locations in market towns, villages and rural areas

27/01/2020    For Information

This briefing is for NGA Communications Providers (CPs).

We're announcing 227 new locations where we'll be deploying full fibre FTTP

We are pleased to announce plans to make ultrafast, Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) available in 227 market towns and villages across the UK, with building to commence within the next 14 months.

These new locations are part of our ambition to extend our new Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) network outside cities. They are distinct from the Fibre Cities Programme (encompassing cities, towns & boroughs) forward looking view of our build plan and exclude the 13 pilot rural locations previously announced.

The plans build on successful village trials, launched in October 2019 (briefing NGA2021/19),which have seen our engineers developing a range of new tools, skills and techniques to help extend the full fibre network into areas previously considered too complex or expensive to upgrade.

Part of this build plan is within our previously stated target to reach four million homes and businesses with full fibre technology by the end of March 2021.

The full list of market towns and villages included in this phase of build can be found here

Details of the announcement can be found on our news pages here

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If you've any questions about this briefing, please get in touch with your business development manager who’ll be happy to help.