Gfast is a new technology that means we can deliver speeds of more than 100Mbps ultrafast broadband over existing copper lines. Because it builds on our existing infrastructure, we can upgrade the network quickly and without too much disruption.
We start by identifying a street cabinet that might be suitable for Gfast technology. Then we carry out a full survey of it to check that it is (and to work out what equipment we'll need, whether there's power available and if there are any planning restrictions or obstacles). If the cabinet meets all our criteria, then we'll install the new equipment, connect it to the power and fibres inside, and get it up and running.