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450 new trainee engineers for the South East in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

450 new trainee engineers for the South East in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 09:34 GMT

More than 450 trainee engineers will be hired across the South East as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach. The announcement follows news that Openreach, Britain’s leading digital network business, will accelerate plans to build more ultrafast Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) broadband across the country.

New trainee engineers for Oxfordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

New trainee engineers for Oxfordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 07:48 GMT

Abingdon, Banbury, Henley, Oxford and Witney among the locations to benefit from Openreach's largest recruitment drive. The business is taking on 3,500 new engineers across the UK to help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond has welcomed the news.

Chancellor welcomes boost to Britain’s digital economy with largest recruitment drive in Openreach history
Oxfordshire is among areas of the South East to benefit from fibre broadband partnership schemes, according to new study

Oxfordshire is among areas of the South East to benefit from fibre broadband partnership schemes, according to new study

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:37 GMT

Areas of the South East - including parts of Oxfordshire - are to get an £88.1 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes, according to a new study. Faster broadband boosts house prices and business success as well as providing a range of social benefits for rural communities, it claims, as more communities form partnerships with Openreach to get the technology.

South East to get £88.1 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

South East to get £88.1 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:10 GMT

The South East is expected to get a multi-million pound boost from an initiative which sees local communities forming partnerships with Openreach to bring high-speed fibre broadband to rural homes and businesses. An independent study published today estimates that Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnerships (CFP) programme will be worth £88.1 million to the region over the next 15 years.

Oxfordshire plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Oxfordshire plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 11:10 GMT

Oxfordshire has been praised for its part in the roll-out of superfast broadband as central Government today confirmed it had reached its target of making the technology available to 95 per cent of the UK's households and premises - this milestone was reached in Oxfordshire in December.

Partnership approach brings ultrafast broadband to more homes and businesses in Cuckfield, West Sussex

Partnership approach brings ultrafast broadband to more homes and businesses in Cuckfield, West Sussex

Press Releases   •   Jan 12, 2018 11:14 GMT

A partnership between local residents and Openreach will make ultrafast broadband available to 11 homes, in Broxmead Lane, Cuckfield near Haywards Heath.

Up to speed this Christmas: Oxfordshire hits 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage target ahead of national schedule

Up to speed this Christmas: Oxfordshire hits 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage target ahead of national schedule

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 17:22 GMT

More than 95 per cent of Oxfordshire premises are now able to get superfast broadband - and more than 50 per cent are already using it. Oxfordshire residents and businesses are looking forward to a fibre-filled Christmas, according to new figures announced today by the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire (BBfO) partnership.

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Oxfordshire housing developments

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Oxfordshire housing developments

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:02 GMT

Openreach is providing ultrafast broadband to around 3,500 new homes across Oxfordshire as part of an initiative agreed with the UK Government and the Home Builders Federation to connect all new UK housing developments of 30 properties or more with ultrafast fibre broadband.

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Buckinghamshire housing developments

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards new Buckinghamshire housing developments

Press Releases   •   Nov 30, 2017 13:12 GMT

Around 1,000 new homes and flats across major new housing developments in Buckinghamshire will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and housing developers.

Local school, homes and businesses set to get high-speed broadband in Norney and Shackleford, Surrey

Local school, homes and businesses set to get high-speed broadband in Norney and Shackleford, Surrey

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 11:05 GMT

A partnership between local residents and Openreach is to make high-speed fibre broadband available to a local school and around 40 homes and businesses in Norney and Shakleford, in Guildford, Surrey.

Leading housebuilder boosts broadband for West Sussex homes after cementing deal with Openreach

Leading housebuilder boosts broadband for West Sussex homes after cementing deal with Openreach

Press Releases   •   Nov 23, 2017 12:09 GMT

More than 140 of homes in West Sussex are set to see their broadband speeds soar thanks to a new partnership between housebuilder Redrow Homes and Openreach, Britain’s digital network business.

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander! Goosey Wick pioneers new co-funding scheme to expand high-speed broadband to more Oxfordshire communities

What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander! Goosey Wick pioneers new co-funding scheme to expand high-speed broadband to more Oxfordshire communities

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2017 11:35 GMT

Goosey quick! The tiny Oxfordshire village of Goosey Wick will be the first to benefit from a new £600,000 Oxfordshire faster broadband fund, led by Oxfordshire County Council and Openreach, as part of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme. The county council hopes other remote communities, who are not part of any public or private sector upgrade roll-out, will follow suit.

“We don't talk about broadband as a problem in the village anymore”

“We don't talk about broadband as a problem in the village anymore”

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 10:26 BST

Residents in a West Sussex village are enjoying the benefits of ‘superfast’ broadband at home, at work and in the local pub.