FTTC Availability checker

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Pre-register for FTTC at fttc@trefor.net. Zoom in on the map to check availability of FTTx in your area. It will in time include FTTP as well as FTTC. The availability checker below the map connects directly into the BT broadband estate database so the accuracy will match that of a search done directly with BT. Note that a picture of a cab doesn’t represent the actual location of that cab – one cabinet will serve a number of postcodes. Note also that whilst Phase6 exchange data is now available the cabinet rollout info has not yet been released so will not appear in the map. Phase 6 exchanges can be found here. FTTC Phase 6 Exchange List

BT has asked me to remove the FTTC postcode map. I did originally have permission to use the data, but Openreach has now objected.

I am in discussions with BT Re this- if you would like to see the map back, any supportive comments would be highly welcomed.

There are a few things you need to know about this map. Data is updated weekly as I get it from BT. As is the nature of a rollout that involves planning applications as well as civil engineering works the dates are subject to change. Also the fact that a particular postcode is showing up as “To be enabled” doesn’t mean that you will be able to get FTTC. Some cabinets will not have support for 100% of the lines within that cabinet due to length and quality of the line. Clicking on a green icon should tell you the percentage of lines from a given cabinet that will support FTTC.

I’m afraid a grey icon means that there is currently no plan to roll out FTTC to that postcode. BT’s stated goal is however to infill all these with FTTP when that becomes available so I wouldn’t get too disappointed yet.

BT availability checker notes

Of course the results won’t be totally accurate. The BT checker naturally has a tendency to be quite conservative (ie low) with its speed estimates and slow with its availability dates. Sometimes your exchange will already have been enabled for a particular technology/speed but this may not yet have registered on the checker. It does at least give you an idea.

The checker will work for ADSL, ADSLMax, ADSL2+, FTTC and FTTP. Because FTTP is only in trials at the moment it is unlikely that any areas will show up as available. If you don’t find what you are looking for by all means drop me a comment or an email and I’ll see if there is any more info available for your particular area.

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tref June 20, 2012 at 5:43 pm

you need to argue the toss with BT. If their system says it is available and then they say it isn’t there is something wrong somewhere

Adam July 11, 2012 at 10:08 am


Is it possible if you have any further information on FTTC availability within WF4 3AG area?

I have seen new cabinets appearing within the area in the last few weeks.


tref July 11, 2012 at 11:47 am

Hi Adam
All you can do is use the checker.

GaryW August 20, 2012 at 10:17 am

Hi Tref,

It seems that there is a link on that doesnt work. I put in my phone number, and its not recognised. It tells me if this is the case (number is 6wks old now and provided by Sky) to then “click here” for more info, but there isnt a link! :)

Can you help direct me please so i can get this number added as no provider seems to recognise :(


tref August 20, 2012 at 3:43 pm

Hi Gary – can you mail me the link please & I’ll take a look. btw I wouldn’t be surprised at it taking more than 6 weeks to get on the system though.

Mohamed September 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Hi, My sky talk number is not recognised on any CP Websites for FTTC Check but when I do a postcode check it says that |FTTC is available. What Do I need to do?

tref September 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I’d call sky and ask them – you can get fttc from them too unless you want to move in which case talk to the company you want to move to

tony k October 18, 2012 at 9:47 am

i work in IT for a company in london with multiple sites scattered the centre of london.
however, postcode checkers for 4 post codes in clerkenwell (ecm1) and 2 postcodes in soho reveal that infinity aka fttc are not yet available in the capital? amazing… right in the heart of london and we’re still stuck on upto 1mbit upload speed via adsl2 circuits or expensive bonded adsl2′s.
EFM/Fibre leased lines are silly expensive (even more so because they know you are a business) so i’m a bit stumped.

shame they took down your map because zooming in on those area would give me an idea of what sites i Can setup with fttc….or if they decide to open and office what availability is there.

cheers for the info.


steve February 3, 2013 at 8:39 am

hi tref
my postcode is so50 5rw ,my local exchange has been enabled and is accepting orders,when will I get fttc.
many thx

Web Dude March 15, 2013 at 11:38 am

Just wish they had left your availability map alone… Would have helped me when I moved home!

I moved from a rural area to my current location on Merseyside about a year ago, hoping for higher speeds, but ended up in a house in the 30% of this postcode area with no Virgin Media option (houses behind me were able to get 50 or 100 Mbps when I moved here). Still no FTTC though the exchange is serving a posher postcode area where they have a cabinet enabled. Where I used to live the estimate is for near 80 Mbps (the cabinet for the whole estate is under 20 meters away, I lived in a little cul-de-sac with no heavy traffic, just off the entrance to that estate).

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