Ofcom’s summer 2023 study of UK fixed broadband and mobile coverage has reported that “full fibre” (FTTP) now reaches 52% of the UK (up from 48% in Jan 2023), while 75% are within reach of a gigabit-capable network (up from 73%) and 76-85% of premises can get an outdoor 5G signal from at least one operator (up from 73-82%).
More here: https://www.ispreview.co.uk/index.p...udy-full-fibre-broadband-covers-52-of-uk.html
I had a phone call from my ISP - Aquiss - a couple of days ago. I've been paying for a 500Mbps FTTP connection from them for the last 12 months, however, i've been getting a 1Gbps connection due to an error on their part (they submitted my order incorrectly to Openreach who own the fibre network). I knew that I was getting 1Gbps, but assumed this was because they were not capping my speed, rather than being in the wrong profile. Aquiss have offered to put my profile back to 500Mbps and keep the same monthly charge, or I can opt to pay the higher charge for 1Gbps. Since, i'm at the end of my 12 month contract, I will move to another ISP (probably Plusnet) to benefit from the heavy incentives that 'new users' have available to them on the UK broadband market (e.g. Aquiss was half price for the 1st 6 months of a 12 month contract). I have nothing against Aquiss, they're service has been flawless, but I feel compelled to move due to the price incentive - If I stayed on Aquiss, 1Gbps would be £55 per month, I can get the same connection from Plusnet for around £42 after factoring in some cashback (so around £300 cheaper over the 24 month Plusnet contract).