Birmingham leads the UK in major new drive for ultrafast broadband as Openreach launches 'Fibre First' programme
Press Releases • Feb 01, 2018 08:38 GMT
Birmingham is one of eight cities named today by Openreach to lead the drive for ultrafast broadband, as build accelerates from 2018 to cover urban and rural communities. The news has been welcomed by West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street. Openreach's programme is set to reach 10 million homes and businesses by mid-2020s. Openreach is also recruiting and training 3,000 field engineers during 2018.
Press Releases • Jan 19, 2018 09:12 GMT
New ultrafast broadband technology - known as Gfast - is now available to thousands of households and businesses in Birmingham and the Black Country.
Press Releases • Dec 20, 2017 09:06 GMT
When it came to fund-raising for the poorly nephew of a colleague, a group of West Midlands-based Openreach engineers went back to their childhoods for inspiration. They've been running a conker contest in their spare time to raise money for the nephew of their colleague, Jason Carrington, from Stafford, who needs expensive medical treatment.
Leading housebuilder boosts broadband for scores of Black Country homes after cementing deal with Openreach
Press Releases • Nov 21, 2017 12:52 GMT
Scores of homes in Rowley Regis are set to see their broadband speeds soar thanks to a new partnership between housebuilder Redrow Homes and Openreach, Britain’s digital network business. Meanwhile, around 1,900 new Birmingham and Black Country homes have benefitted from another deal between the Home Builders Federation, UK Government and Openreach to provide ultrafast broadband.