Fibre is lighting up the UK
Covering 30 million customers, our network supports 300 million telephone calls every day and provides 5.5 million fibre lines to homes and businesses. And our fibre network upgrade, one of the biggest and fastest in the world, is helping the Government achieve its aim of reaching 95% of UK premises with Superfast fibre broadband by the end of 2017. Technology never stands still, so building on the investment we've made in our existing fibre network, we're leading the way in piloting Ultrafast speeds.
Ultrafast is the collective name for exciting new fibre technologies that enable connection speeds of 100Mbps or more, in some cases up to 1Gbps, right into your home or business premises.
We know just how important broadband speeds are in modern homes, with many of our daily activities taking place online. Be it uploading pictures or videos to social media, downloading HD and now 4K films, or working from home. We all expect things online to happen quickly.
This is why we're working hard to bring fibre broadband to as many people as possible. Over 26 million premises already have access to fibre broadband, with around 20,000 being added each week. And our network is open to all service providers, so there's plenty of choice of who to buy from. Thousands of our engineers work every day to plan and install the equipment needed to make this possible. The scale of our fibre roll-out programme is massive. But we know we still have more to do.