Superfast fibre broadband
The one thing everyone wants to know is: "When can I get it?"
Superfast fibre is lighting up the UK. More than 10 million homes and businesses already have access to it. By end Spring 2014 we'll have rolled out superfast fibre to around two-thirds of UK premises. By then, 6 million children will also be able to learn at the speed of light, at home and at school. Working alongside local communities our aspiration is that 90 per cent of Britain has superfast fibre broadband by 2017.
Rollout facts & figures
We're currently upgrading 2,400-3,000 cabinets a quarter and connecting between 100,000 and 150,000 premises with fibre every week. That means we're increasing the reach of superfast fibre to as many premises as there are in the whole of Singapore – every three months.
Now you know why we're calling it the Big Build.
Find out what the numbers add up to »
With over 720,000 years' experience between them, our 25,000 engineers keep the country connected – climbing the equivalent of Mount Everest every day, to maintain the network.
Find out what they get up to »
Getting fibre connections to the vast majority of the UK in the next few years is a massive challenge. And we've had to come up with a whole host of innovative solutions to make sure we meet that target.
Find out what we've developed to help us succeed »
It's not always straightforward...
Building a new network: the key stages from planning to go live