Take-up of fibre services through the Broadband Delivery UK scheme is increasingly exceeding more than 20% in some areas of the UK, according to the government, which marks the point at which a profit is being made on the project and money can be re-invested.
In its Phase 1 take-up data, BDUK reveals that five local areas have passed the 20% take-up figure, with many more on the cusp of doing so.
Though the scheme is predominantly being handled by BT, many other major providers are involved, including Virgin Media Business, Vodafone and Plusnet, as well as smaller businesses such as Academia and KC Business.
At present, Rutland (39.8% take-up), Surrey (27.1%), North Yorkshire (23.5%), Northamptonshire (21.3%) and Herefordshire and Gloucestershire (20.3%) lead the way, though many areas are nearing the 20% take-up barrier and will pass it in the coming months.
With BDUK also recently revealing that more than 2.5 million premises have now been covered by the rollout, the government says that the scheme is well on course for 2015 and beyond.