Why won’t I get superfast broadband?

The current national target is that the final 5% should receive a minimum of 2Mbps, although in practice this may be anything up to 23.99Mbps – at 24Mbps (30Mbps for contracts signed from 2017 onwards) it becomes superfast.

The CSW Broadband project is aiming to get  beyond 95% at superfast speeds but, realistically, we will never achieve 100% superfast coverage.

We always knew that the funding would be insufficient to cover the whole of the area, and that is simply because some places are more challenging than others.

This may be because of geography – perhaps they are more remote from existing infrastructure, because of the local topography, or because of other issues.

To see if anything is planned in your area, either through this project or from commercial providers, use our unique property checker, which shows the currently planned status (down to property level) up to the end of 2019.

You simply need to enter your postcode and you will then see a list of premises and their status. The information about commercial providers was largely derived from the Open Market Review and Public Consultation that we carried out in preparation for the Contract 3 procurement.

Now that Contract 3 has been let, information about the CSW Broadband rollout uses the latest information that we have.

If the coverage has been promised by the commercial provider, then we are bound by commercial confidentiality and cannot give further details.

However, if the upgrades are planned through the CSW Broadband project then you can see the status on our latest map and on the Rolling 12-Month Plan

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