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Openreach stocks up for winter to keep the East Midlands connected

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep the East Midlands connected

Press Releases   •   Jan 07, 2019 10:43 GMT

Openreach is stocking up on thousands of snow shoes, salt and screenwash to make sure millions of people stay connected in the event of severe weather this winter.

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep Scotland connected

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep Scotland connected

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2018 10:00 GMT

Openreach is stocking up on thousands of snow shoes, salt and screenwash to make sure millions of people stay connected in the event of severe weather this winter. Lessons learned from dealing with extreme weather over the last few winters has seen the UK’s digital network business invest in record amounts of stock this year to keep its engineers on the road.

All I want for Christmas is… ultrafast broadband

All I want for Christmas is… ultrafast broadband

Press Releases   •   Dec 24, 2018 10:00 GMT

Edinburgh Pentland MSP Gordon MacDonald today marked the advent of ultrafast, full-fibre broadband in his constituency on a festive field trip with engineers from Openreach. He was the latest local politician to learn about the next generation of broadband technology being rolled out across the city.

Openreach brings ultrafast broadband to Scottish islands

Openreach brings ultrafast broadband to Scottish islands

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:00 GMT

Housing developments in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles will be among the best connected in Scotland, with access to reliable ultrafast broadband. Openreach is working with local developers to build full fibre networks direct to dozens of new homes in Gott on Shetland, Kirkwall on Orkney, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and Bowmore on Islay, as well as Lochgilphead and Oban.

Openreach beefs up broadband in London’s Smithfield Market
£10m Broadband Boost for South Yorkshire

£10m Broadband Boost for South Yorkshire

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 11:00 GMT

Around 9,000 homes and businesses across South Yorkshire are set to gain access to some of the fastest broadband speeds available in the UK.

Ultrafast full fibre broadband unveiled to Edinburgh politicians

Ultrafast full fibre broadband unveiled to Edinburgh politicians

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 10:00 GMT

Openreach has been showing the next generation of broadband technology to Edinburgh’s Ian Murray MP and Daniel Johnson MSP. They visited Liberton to see the latest upgrades of more reliable, ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) as local residents became among the first in the city to get connected to the new, future-proof technology.

Cumbrian Pupils Wrap up Broadband Cabinet in Time for Christmas

Cumbrian Pupils Wrap up Broadband Cabinet in Time for Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2018 10:32 GMT

Pupils at ​Hallbankgate Village School, near Brampton, are looking into the future, after giving the broadband cabinet outside their school a colourful makeover.

Get connected to improve your property says Staffordshire estate agent

Get connected to improve your property says Staffordshire estate agent

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 16:15 GMT

​A high-speed fibre broadband connection is one of the key factors people consider when buying or renting a property, according to a Staffordshire estate agent.

Swansea to benefit from world leading full fibre broadband

Swansea to benefit from world leading full fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 11:31 GMT

Swansea has been announced as the latest city to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.

Edenside Primary School pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Edenside Primary School pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 10:00 GMT

Pupils from Edenside Primary School in Kelso have been learning about technology aboard the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Fibre Showcase. More than 36,100 premises across the Borders are now able to connect to the Digital Scotland network, which has reached Camptown for the first time, with more coverage being rolled out in places like Bonchester Bridge, Duns, West Linton and Leitholm.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates more fibre broadband in South Ayrshire

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates more fibre broadband in South Ayrshire

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 10:00 GMT

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team is celebrating the latest fibre broadband availability in Girvan, South Ayrshire. They were joined by senior pupils from Girvan Primary School to unveil the latest fibre street cabinet that serves part of the local area. The Girvan premises are among more than 16,700 across South Ayrshire now able to connect to the Digital Scotland network.

Bringing broadband technology of the future to Leeds – with minimal disruption

Bringing broadband technology of the future to Leeds – with minimal disruption

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2018 12:16 GMT

Broadband leaders from Leeds City Council are up to speed with Openreach’s Full Fibre rollout, after a behind the scenes look at how engineers are making ultrafast broadband available across the city.

Nottinghamshire’s broadband partnership makes national award shortlist

Nottinghamshire’s broadband partnership makes national award shortlist

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 10:53 GMT

​Nottinghamshire County Council has been shortlisted for a 'local government oscar' for its work to rollout superfast broadband to all corners of the county.

Thousands in Plymouth to get broadband boost

Thousands in Plymouth to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 10:13 GMT

New technology brings download speeds seven times faster than the national average Openreach announces 81 new UK locations, with more than 1 million homes and businesses set to benefit Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content could become faster and more reliable for more than 10,000 homes and businesses in Plymouth

Thousands in the South East to get broadband boost

Thousands in the South East to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2018 09:55 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content could become faster and more reliable for more than 580,000 homes and businesses across the South East.

Thousands across Llanrumney to get broadband boost

Thousands across Llanrumney to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 10:31 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content is about to become faster and more reliable for more than 7,000 homes and businesses in Llanrumney.

Thousands across Bargoed to get broadband boost

Thousands across Bargoed to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 10:26 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content is about to become faster and more reliable for nearly 6000 homes and businesses in Bargoed.

Thousands across Tranent to get broadband boost

Thousands across Tranent to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 07:30 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content is about to become faster and more reliable for 7,500 homes and businesses in Tranent. People living in the East Lothian town are set to benefit from access to some of the fastest broadband speeds available after Openreach announced the next 81 locations to be upgraded for ultrafast broadband.

Thousands across Hamilton to get broadband boost

Thousands across Hamilton to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 07:30 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content is about to become faster and more reliable for more than 30,000 homes and businesses in Hamilton. People living in the South Lanarkshire town are set to benefit from access to some of the fastest broadband speeds available (up to 330 Mbps), after Openreach announced the next 81 locations to be upgraded for ultrafast broadband.