Half of Digital Scotland households sign up for better broadband

Press releases   •   May 14, 2019 10:00 BST

More than half the homes and business reached by the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout have switched to faster fibre-based services, latest figures show. Across Scotland, nearly 930,000 homes and businesses have now been reached by the Digital Scotland network, with Openreach engineers continuing work on the ground during 2019.

Thousands of new homes in Scotland could miss out on ultrafast broadband

Press releases   •   May 05, 2019 12:00 BST

Digital network operator Openreach has called on Scottish developers to make sure home buyers don’t miss out on ultrafast, full fibre broadband when they’re purchasing new properties. More than 60 Scottish homebuilders at a conference at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh heard that around 3,000 new properties a year are currently missing out on full fibre technology.

Digital Scotland broadband to boost Scottish economy by £2.76 billion

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 10:30 BST

New research suggests that every public pound invested in fibre broadband in Scotland is delivering almost £12 of benefits to the Scottish economy.

Paul Wheelhouse MSP visits the Scottish Borders to celebrate new fibre connection

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 14:16 BST

Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, joined the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team and Openreach to celebrate the latest fibre broadband connection in the Whitsome area in the Scottish Borders.

More than one million homes and businesses can now order full fibre broadband via the Openreach network

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 10:42 BST

Family with eight children living in the one millionth home passed awarded free full fibre broadband for a year Build in 12 further locations to begin during the next 12 months, taking the total to 38 Engineers have already installed around 2.6 million kilometres of fibre – enough to get to the moon and back three times.

Five thousand engineers and new recruits benefit from Openreach’s Bradford training centre

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 09:59 BST

An Openreach training centre in Bradford is celebrating a successful first year with news that more than 5,500 engineers and new recruits have been trained at the facility since its official launch in March last year

New future-proof broadband connection for South Wales cave rescuers could save lives

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2019 08:00 BST

Cavers that come to South Wales are to benefit from a new digital safety net, thanks to the efforts of local Openreach engineers.

Bruce Crawford MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 14:00 BST

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford today visited Openreach engineers working on an installation of the next generation of broadband technology for new homes in Raploch. He saw a ‘full-fibre’ network built directly to the properties to deliver ultrafast internet connections. The future-proof services can carry speeds up to 1Gbps - 21 times faster than the UK’s current average.

Annabelle Ewing MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 10:00 BST

Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing has been shadowing Openreach engineers to see the latest developments in high-speed broadband in her constituency. More than 98 per cent of premises in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath area are now able to connect to broadband at a speed of 30Mbps and above.

SwitchStaffs Campaign to Unlock the Potential of Faster Broadband

Press releases   •   Apr 05, 2019 10:11 BST

More Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to superfast broadband, now that most of the county is able to access the technology.

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Openreach is Britain’s digital network business. That means we connect homes, mobile phone masts, schools, shops, banks, hospitals, libraries, broadcasters, governments and businesses – large and small – to the world. It’s our mission to build the best possible network with the highest quality service, and make sure that everyone in Britain can be connected.