FTTC Availability checker
Pre-register for FTTC at [email protected]. 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.