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Community scheme will bring fastest broadband speeds to historic Somerset village

Community scheme will bring fastest broadband speeds to historic Somerset village

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 14:56 BST

An historic Somerset village is set to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK as a result of a partnership between local residents and Openreach.

Openreach steps up hunt for more Swindon trainee engineers

Openreach steps up hunt for more Swindon trainee engineers

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 13:02 BST

Openreach today announced it was stepping up its search for trainee engineers in Swindon and the surrounding area.

Openreach steps up hunt for more Bristol trainee engineers

Openreach steps up hunt for more Bristol trainee engineers

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 12:57 BST

Openreach today announced it was stepping up its search for trainee engineers in Bristol and the surrounding area.

Openreach steps up hunt for more Bournemouth trainee engineers

Openreach steps up hunt for more Bournemouth trainee engineers

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 12:47 BST

Openreach today announced it was stepping up its search for trainee engineers in Bournemouth and the surrounding area, including Poole.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 09:02 GMT

Cheltenham, Coberley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury and Windrush are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment. The 3,500 new engineers across the UK – of which 455 will be in the South West - will help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.

Chancellor welcomes boost to Britain’s digital economy with largest recruitment drive in Openreach history
​455 New Trainee Engineers for the South West in Openreach's Biggest Ever Recruitment Drive​

​455 New Trainee Engineers for the South West in Openreach's Biggest Ever Recruitment Drive​

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 00:05 GMT

More than 450 trainee engineers will be hired across the South West as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.

Gloucestershire is among areas of the South West to benefit from broadband projects, acccording to new study

Gloucestershire is among areas of the South West to benefit from broadband projects, acccording to new study

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:24 GMT

Areas of the South West - including parts of Gloucestershire - are to get £41 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes. Faster broadband boosts house prices and business success as well as providing a range of social benefits for rural communities, according to independent report.

South West to get £41 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

South West to get £41 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:08 GMT

The South West 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.

​Knowle becomes 50th community to benefit from nationwide high-speed fibre broadband grant

​Knowle becomes 50th community to benefit from nationwide high-speed fibre broadband grant

Press Releases   •   Feb 07, 2018 12:08 GMT

​A small community in Bristol is to become the 50th in the UK to benefit from a BT grant to help upgrade their properties to ultrafast broadband speeds.

Bristol leads the UK in major new drive for ultrafast broadband as Openreach launches ‘Fibre First’ programme

Bristol leads the UK in major new drive for ultrafast broadband as Openreach launches ‘Fibre First’ programme

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2018 12:19 GMT

Bristol will be one of the first cities to benefit from proposals announced today by Openreach for a major acceleration of its ultrafast fibre broadband network.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 16:00 GMT

​South Gloucestershire was praised today for playing a leading role in Great Britain achieving the target of 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 01:00 GMT

Dorset was praised today for playing a leading role in Great Britain achieving the target of 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage. The county has already surpassed the national average and reached 96 per cent coverage with about 380,000 households and businesses now having access to superfast speeds of 24Mbps and above – and the numbers are continuing to grow.

New ultrafast broadband network launched in Swindon

New ultrafast broadband network launched in Swindon

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 10:32 GMT

The latest ultrafast broadband, known as Gfast, is now available to thousands of people in Swindon. The town is one of the first UK locations to pilot Gfast technology, offering download speeds up to 330Mbps – about seven times the UK average.

New ultrafast broadband network launched in Bath

New ultrafast broadband network launched in Bath

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2017 10:44 GMT

The latest ultrafast broadband, known as Gfast, is now available to thousands of people in Bath. The city is one of the first UK locations to pilot Gfast technology, offering download speeds up to 330Mbps – about seven times the UK average.

New multi-million pound deal will bring faster broadband to thousands more homes and businesses in Cheltenham and Gloucester

New multi-million pound deal will bring faster broadband to thousands more homes and businesses in Cheltenham and Gloucester

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 14:46 GMT

Engineers from Openreach will carry out the fibre broadband upgrade work for a new £4 million phase of the Fastershire roll-out in Cheltenham and Gloucester.

Openreach tackles major engineering challenge to bring superfast broadband to remote Exmoor village

Openreach tackles major engineering challenge to bring superfast broadband to remote Exmoor village

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 11:00 GMT

Villagers in a remote Exmoor community are celebrating the arrival of superfast broadband after the completion of one of the most challenging local engineering projects of its kind in the South West in recent years.

Set for an Ultrafast future: Somerset villages agree fibre broadband partnership with Openreach

Set for an Ultrafast future: Somerset villages agree fibre broadband partnership with Openreach

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 12:45 GMT

Two small Somerset villages are set to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK as a result of a partnership between local residents and Openreach.

Leading housebuilder boosts broadband for Devon homes after cementing deal with Openreach

Leading housebuilder boosts broadband for Devon homes after cementing deal with Openreach

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2017 13:45 GMT

Hundreds of households in Devon are set to see their broadband speeds soar thanks to a new partnership between housebuilder Redrow Homes and Openreach, Britain’s digital network business.

St Austell family are first in Cornwall to enjoy new high-speed G.fast technology

St Austell family are first in Cornwall to enjoy new high-speed G.fast technology

Press Releases   •   Oct 16, 2017 15:41 BST

Heidi Moore became the first customer in Cornwall to benefit from a major expansion of ultrafast broadband by Openreach, the business responsible for Britain’s largest phone and broadband network.