Bringing the benefits of fibre broadband
to even more premises
Superfast Cornwall was first set up in 2011. There have been three separate phases of the programme, as the programme has continued to evolve.
The current programme runs from 2018-2020.
Part funded by the EU, this programme aims to upgrade more than 7,000 of the premises in Cornwall which have the slowest broadband speeds. These are amongst the 16,000 premises that have speeds of less than 15 Mbps. The media release is available here
This ambitious project is reaching out to the areas that are ‘hardest to reach’ in Cornwall.
Certain postcode areas have been identified for analysis. Find out more about how these postcode areas have been selected here. Detailed surveying and planning is being carried out in each of these areas and the first premises to be upgraded through this programme have started to go live from early Spring 2018. The process of ongoing evaluation, surveying and planning, followed by fibre broadband rollout will continue until 2020.
Grants are available for premises not in the current plan – see our alternative solutions page
Phases 1-8 of the current programme were part-funded by the EU’s European Regional Development Fund (EDRF). Phases 9-10 are funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
Postcode areas for evaluation
The postcode areas that are currently being evaluated and surveyed for potential upgrade are shown here.
(Click “Layers”, expand the “Superfast Broadband” layer at the bottom of the list and click the tick the “Coverage” check box)
Postcode areas where fibre broadband is now being rolled out
These are the postcode areas where the initial survey and planning stages have now been completed and the roll out of fibre broadband has started in these areas. Keep an eye on this page as it will be updated as new postcode areas reach this stage.
- Postcodes listed are those where final superfast broadband coverage is expected to exceed 50% of premises.
- Unforeseen circumstances can mean that upgrade plans for a given area may change. In some cases this can mean that unfortunately an area becomes economically unviable to complete.
- Although we are using postcodes for this analysis, it is worth bearing in mind that this is an imprecise science! Unfortunately, the boundaries of postcode areas do not neatly align with the way the network deployment needs to happen. So once an area has been enabled, it is not necessarily true that all the premises in the postcode will experience an improvement in broadband speeds. Equally, speed improvements may also be seen outside the postcode areas specified.