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Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Derbyshire housing developments

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Derbyshire housing developments

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2017 14:49 GMT

Around 2,400 new homes and flats across major new housing developments in Derbyshire will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and housing developers.

Ultrafast broadband goes live in remote Scottish communities

Ultrafast broadband goes live in remote Scottish communities

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2017 10:00 GMT

The remote Sutherland hamlet of Altnaharra now has among the fastest broadband speeds in Scotland – thanks to an unique partnership with Openreach

Superfast broadband boost for Whorlton

Superfast broadband boost for Whorlton

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2017 09:00 GMT

Whorlton is the latest Teesdale community to be upgraded to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the multi-million pound Digital Durham programme.

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Leicestershire housing developments

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Leicestershire housing developments

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2017 15:33 GMT

Around 3,500 new homes and flats across major new housing developments in Leicestershire will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and housing developers.

Terrific team work helps pave the way for high-speed broadband in centre of Whitchurch

Terrific team work helps pave the way for high-speed broadband in centre of Whitchurch

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 20:10 GMT

North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson joined Openreach chief executive, Clive Selley, the Mayor of Whitchurch, and other local councillors and businesses for the ‘switch-on’ of two new fibre cabinets in the centre of the town, which will enable around 450 more premises to get high-speed fibre broadband.

Swansea riders get air-time quicker with ultrafast broadband

Swansea riders get air-time quicker with ultrafast broadband

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 09:33 GMT

Swansea riders and skateboarders are reaping the benefits of ultrafast broadband thanks to an Openreach G.fast trial in the city.

Ultrafast broadband comes to Beltoft

Ultrafast broadband comes to Beltoft

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 11:46 GMT

The third phase of the multi-million pound Northern Lincs Broadband programme is now well under way, with Beltoft in the Isle of Axholme one of the latest communities to benefit from an upgrade to ultrafast broadband speeds.

Edinburgh and South Queensferry pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Edinburgh and South Queensferry pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 10:00 GMT

Pupils at schools in Edinburgh and South Queensferry this week got the chance to learn about technology on board the Digital Scotland Fibre Showcase. More than 20,700 households and businesses across the City of Edinburgh Council area can now access high-speed fibre services thanks to the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project, which Openreach is delivering on the ground.

Elland community marks major milestone for UK with superfast broadband deal

Elland community marks major milestone for UK with superfast broadband deal

Press Releases   •   Nov 09, 2017 09:00 GMT

A partnership between local residents and Openreach, the business responsible for Britain’s largest phone and broadband network, is to make high-speed broadband available to more than 80 households on a new housing development in Elland.

Northamptonshire engineers overcome challenges as fibre rollout reaches remote areas

Northamptonshire engineers overcome challenges as fibre rollout reaches remote areas

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2017 11:07 GMT

A team of Northamptonshire engineers are busy preserving the past, while looking to the future, as they build a high-speed fibre broadband network across the county.

Fastest Broadband In The UK Speeds Towards New Northumberland Housing Developments

Fastest Broadband In The UK Speeds Towards New Northumberland Housing Developments

Press Releases   •   Nov 08, 2017 09:30 GMT

Openreach to provide Ultrafast broadband to around 2,400 new homes across Northumberland

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Nottinghamshire housing developments

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Nottinghamshire housing developments

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2017 16:44 GMT

​Around 1,600 new homes and flats across major new housing developments in Nottinghamshire will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and housing developers.

Ultrafast broadband saves Doncaster tutition centre from the final bell

Ultrafast broadband saves Doncaster tutition centre from the final bell

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2017 15:31 GMT

A Doncaster-based tuition business, which was facing possible closure or relocation, is now future proofed and looking to graduate to bigger and better things after the company connected up to ultrafast fibre broadband, thanks to the Superfast South Yorkshire programme.

Minister for Digital hails Cambridgeshire's superfast progress towards 99 per cent broadband coverage

Minister for Digital hails Cambridgeshire's superfast progress towards 99 per cent broadband coverage

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2017 09:00 GMT

Minister for Digital Matt Hancock today (3 Nov) hailed Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s rapid progress as a leading digital county, which is aiming to bring superfast broadband to 99% of homes and businesses by the end of 2020.

'Terrific progress' by Black Country Broadband Project as it reaches 55,000 households and businesses

'Terrific progress' by Black Country Broadband Project as it reaches 55,000 households and businesses

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2017 14:20 GMT

Around 55,000 premises can now access superfast broadband thanks to the Black Country Broadband Project, spearheaded by the LEP, Openreach and BDUK. Areas of Dudley, Halesowen, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton are among the latest to benefit. Meanwhile, the LEP has welcomed news that Brierley Hill has been picked by Openreach to be a pilot site for ultrafast broadband.

Stewarton pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Stewarton pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 11:00 GMT

More than 1,000 homes and businesses in Stewarton, East Ayrshire, are able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. Senior pupils from the town's Nether Robertland Primary School helped unveil the latest coverage - and discovered what goes on inside the green street cabinets...

Elie business unveils latest high-speed fibre broadband

Elie business unveils latest high-speed fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2017 10:00 GMT

Nearly 600 homes and businesses in Elie and Earlsferry are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband, thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The Digital Scotland team were joined today by Graham Bucknall from The Ship Inn - which has recently upgraded to fibre broadband - and members of Fife Council to celebrate fibre availability in the East Neuk.

Industry welcomes Openreach ambition to build  a large FTTP broadband network

Industry welcomes Openreach ambition to build a large FTTP broadband network

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2017 07:03 GMT

Communications Providers have welcomed the ambition of Openreach, Britain’s digital network business, to build a large-scale Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network across the country.

Superfast crowdfunding appeal brings high-speed broadband to Giffnock community

Superfast crowdfunding appeal brings high-speed broadband to Giffnock community

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2017 10:00 GMT

People living in a new housing development near Giffnock are set for a major broadband boost - thanks to a superfast crowdfunding appeal and Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnership scheme. Glenmill resident Nav Sadiq used the crowdfunding service Spacehive to raise the money needed to co-fund the project with Openreach within a week.

Northumberland Businesses Invited to Embrace All Things Broadband

Northumberland Businesses Invited to Embrace All Things Broadband

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2017 12:40 BST

A free event to help Northumberland businesses get to grips with broadband will be held next month by iNorthumberland.