Superfast Fibre BroadbandThe Big Build

Superfast fibre is lighting up the UK

Covering 30 million customers, our network supports 300 million telephone calls and 350 million internet connections every day. And our network upgrade, one of the biggest and fastest in the world, is helping the Government achieve its aim of reaching 95 per cent of UK premises with superfast fibre broadband by the end of 2017.

More than 24 million homes and businesses already have access to fibre broadband, with around 60,000 being added each week. And our network is open to all service providers, meaning people have plenty of choice over who to buy from. Thousands of our engineers work every day to plan and install the equipment needed to make this possible. The scale of our fibre programme is massive. But we know we still have more to do.

Find out if you can access superfast fibre broadband using our postcode checker.

I’ve used the postcode checker. What’s next?

Is your area accepting orders, or do you live in an enabled area?

If your area is accepting orders, contact a service provider today to order fibre broadband.

If your area is enabled but your cabinet isn’t ready, you can't place an order today. We are planning to upgrade it, so check back soon.

Is your area under review, or are we exploring solutions for your area?

Check our rural broadband page explaining which regions are covered by the Government’s BDUK roll out. If you see your region listed, visit that regional website for more info.

If your area isn’t covered by the Government’s BDUK roll out, you might want to consider co-funding fibre access in your community.

When can I get it?

Find out if you're in a fibre enabled area.

Rollout technologies

The fibre journey

Once we start preparing an exchange to be enabled, it is typically 12 months (but could be longer) before it’s ready to supply fibre to one or more street cabinets in the area. See what’s involved in the main stages of the fibre journey below.

What's so great about fibre?

The network that delivers today's phones and broadband is an all-copper infrastructure. But that means the further from the exchange you are, the slower your broadband speed.

Fibre is different. A single fibre is capable of carrying much more information than copper, and can do so in a far shorter space of time. It’s also more reliable and longer lasting, too.