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Openreach selects Huawei and Nokia to support its ‘Fibre First’ programme
West Midlands to benefit from world leading broadband technology

West Midlands to benefit from world leading broadband technology

Press Releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 11:52 BST

​New cutting edge broadband technology is heading to the West Midlands as Openreach gets ready to make its new network available to more than 34,000 homes and businesses there.

Openreach steps up better broadband build with 59 new locations
Openreach declares better broadband ambition for Birmingham

Openreach declares better broadband ambition for Birmingham

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2018 00:01 BST

Openreach's chief executive, Clive Selley, outlined his broadband ambitions for Birmingham during a visit to the city where he updated local civic and other leaders on the roll-out of ultrafast broadband, including West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce. He also announced that Birmingham has been picked to pilot two new ultrafast broadband projects.

Multi-million pound Superfast Telford roll-out celebrates reaching 98 per cent of borough premises - and passing Government target

Multi-million pound Superfast Telford roll-out celebrates reaching 98 per cent of borough premises - and passing Government target

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2018 15:34 BST

Superfast Telford - the partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, co-funding network partner Openreach and the Government's Broadband Delivery UK has reached its target of making superfast broadband available to 98 per cent of borough's homes and businesses.

District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 10:00 BST

The Cannock Chase district of Staffordshire now has more than 99 per cent fibre coverage as a result of the Superfast Staffordshire partnership - led by Staffordshire County Council and Openreach, as part of the Government's BDUK programme - when combined with private sector roll-outs.

New trainee engineers for Birmingham and the Black Country in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

New trainee engineers for Birmingham and the Black Country in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 09:10 GMT

Birmingham, Brownhills, Castle Bromwich, Dudley, Hampton-in-Arden, Penn, Sheldon and Wolverhampton are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's largest ever recruitment drive. The 3,500 new engineers across the UK will help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:56 GMT

Stafford, Kinver and Abbots Bromley are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive. It's also to invest £100,000 equipping a new fibre engineering academy at its Yarnfield Park training centre. The new engineers will help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.

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

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

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:50 GMT

Coventry, Dunchurch, Polesworth and Stratford-upon-Avon among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive, which has been welcomed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The 3,500 new engineers across the UK will help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.

More than 200 new trainee engineers for the West Midlands in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

More than 200 new trainee engineers for the West Midlands in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:44 GMT

Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Coventry, Dudley, Hereford, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stourport, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tern Hill, Wolverhampton and Worcester are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive. Openreach is also to invest £100,000 equipping a new fibre engineering academy at Staffordshire training centre.

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:33 GMT

Bosbury, Hereford, Kingsland and Wormbridge are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive, which has been welcomed by the Chancellor of Exchequer. 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.

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire and Worcestershire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire and Worcestershire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:17 GMT

Bosbury, Bromsgrove, Hereford, Inkberrow, Kidderminster, Kingsland, Severn Stoke, Stourport, Worcester and Wormbridge among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive. The 3,500 new engineers across the UK will help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.

New trainee engineers for Shropshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

New trainee engineers for Shropshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 07:57 GMT

Bridgnorth, Bromfield, Donnington, Longville and Tern Hill are among locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, welcomed news Openreach is taking on 3,500 new engineers in the UK to help deliver ultrafast 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
Full steam ahead - fibre fund boosts fast broadband roll-out to Staffordshire rural communities

Full steam ahead - fibre fund boosts fast broadband roll-out to Staffordshire rural communities

Press Releases   •   Mar 13, 2018 10:44 GMT

Staffordshire County Council’s scheme to help more remote households and businesses get up to speed celebrates its first anniversary. The co-funding initiative - supported by Openreach - has already helped scores of people living and working in Cotwalton, Cold Norton and at Brookside Business Park access ultrafast broadband, with more in the pipeline.

West Midlands to get £17.5 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

West Midlands to get £17.5 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:15 GMT

The West Midlands 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, according to an independent study published today. Faster broadband boosts house prices and business success as well as providing a range of social benefits for rural communities.

Winds of change - multi-million pound roll-out of superfast broadband reaches out to every corner of Warwickshire

Winds of change - multi-million pound roll-out of superfast broadband reaches out to every corner of Warwickshire

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 10:34 GMT

The next phase of the multi-million pound CSW Broadband roll-out will have a positive impact on communities the length and breadth of the county, lead partners Warwickshire County Council and BT Group announced today.

New £887,000 deal will bring faster broadband to thousands more homes and businesses in Hereford

New £887,000 deal will bring faster broadband to thousands more homes and businesses in Hereford

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 16:35 GMT

Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council have awarded a contract to deliver phase two of the Fastershire broadband rollout in parts of Hereford. It will involve Openreach engineers rolling out superfast broadband to around 2200 further local homes and businesses by the end of 2019. The new £887,000 deal is part of the Government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.

Birmingham leads the UK in major new drive for ultrafast broadband as Openreach launches 'Fibre First' programme

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.

Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership reaches out to even more rural communities on the day Britain achieves major superfast milestone

Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership reaches out to even more rural communities on the day Britain achieves major superfast milestone

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 11:00 GMT

Alrewas, Blithbury, Brereton Cross, Brocton, Clifford’s Wood, Copmere End, Derrington, Essington, Morston Court and Wetwood are among latest communities to ‘go live’ as Openreach engineers install 600th fibre broadband cabinet for the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out.