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Thousands across the East Midlands to get broadband boost

Thousands across the East Midlands to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 07:30 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content could become faster and more reliable for tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the East Midlands.

Openreach builds ultrafast broadband network to 81 new locations

Openreach builds ultrafast broadband network to 81 new locations

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 07:30 GMT

• Cutting-edge Gfast technology will support homeworking, multiple HD video streams and instant file downloads • Upgrades will also future-proof homes and businesses for next generation applications like 8k TV, smart homes and seamless cloud collaboration

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Fife - as Secret Bunker goes ultrafast…

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Fife - as Secret Bunker goes ultrafast…

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 10:30 GMT

More premises across Fife can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. To unveil the latest upgrades, the Digital Scotland team visited Scotland’s Secret Bunker near St Andrews. The Cold War era tourist attraction is among the first premises in the area to upgrade to ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

Belfast’s digital sector to receive broadband boost
Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Dumfries and Galloway

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Dumfries and Galloway

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 12:40 GMT

More premises across Dumfries and Galloway can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout, which has now reached Carsluith for the first time, with more coverage being rolled out in Sanquhar and Port William.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across South Ayrshire

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across South Ayrshire

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 10:00 GMT

More premises across South Ayrshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. Barr is one of the latest South Ayrshire villages to benefit from the rollout, and local pupils helped to unveil the latest upgrades.

Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 10:00 GMT

Engineers building a new full-fibre broadband network in challenging Highland terrain this week drafted in a DRONE to fly cable across a river. Openreach is working with the community of Glenmazeran on an ambitious project to bring more reliable, ultrafast broadband to residents. And a Scottish engineering first was needed to reach one remote property.

Historic milestone for Leicestershire broadband programme

Historic milestone for Leicestershire broadband programme

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2018 15:17 GMT

Leicestershire County Council’s broadband programme, Superfast Leicestershire has connected it’s 600th cabinet to fibre broadband, enabling more people across the county to access to the new high-speed technology

Nottingham becomes the first East Midlands city to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Nottingham becomes the first East Midlands city to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 15:27 GMT

County Council Leader welcomes Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ investment

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband launches new Borders campaign

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband launches new Borders campaign

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 10:00 GMT

A new phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband ‘Up your Street’ campaign has kicked off in the Scottish Borders to encourage more residents to sign up to fibre broadband and enjoy its many benefits. Councillor Mark Rowley and senior pupils from Philiphaugh Community School in Selkirk helped the Digital Scotland team to launch the campaign this week.

Budding engineer Cameron proves a class act

Budding engineer Cameron proves a class act

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 10:00 GMT

Engineering-mad schoolboy Cameron Francis had his wish come true this week when he and his Glasgow classmates got an exclusive lesson in engineering. The nine-year-old from Glasgow wrote to Openreach asking if he could visit his local telephone exchange, signing off as Cameron Francis. Openreach teamed up with Digital Scotland to give Cameron and his classmates a day to remember.

Openreach drops price of full fibre broadband  infrastructure to new homes by 75 per cent

Openreach drops price of full fibre broadband infrastructure to new homes by 75 per cent

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 12:38 BST

Tens of thousands more new-build homes could be in line for a broadband boost after Openreach moves to reduce the price it charges developers for its ‘Fibre-to-the-Premises’ (FTTP) technology for small-scale sites - those with less than 30 premises - by more than three quarters.

Openreach roadworks to get under way in Coatbridge

Openreach roadworks to get under way in Coatbridge

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 11:00 BST

Contractors working on behalf of Openreach, Scotland’s digital network business, are due to start traffic-sensitive roadworks on the Shawhead to Carnbroe stretch of the A8 on Monday, 29 October 2018. The Shawhead Junction works will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption and are expected to last until Monday, 5 November, between the hours of 8pm and 6am.

David Mundell MP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

David Mundell MP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 10:00 BST

Openreach has been demonstrating the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, full-fibre services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps* – to Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell. On a fact-finding field trip with engineers, the MP and Secretary of State for Scotland watched an installation of more reliable, ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP).

Faster Broadband Great for Homeowners Say Cumbrian Estate Agents

Faster Broadband Great for Homeowners Say Cumbrian Estate Agents

Press Releases   •   Oct 09, 2018 11:16 BST

Connecting Cumbria Fibre Sign-ups top 50 per cent - news welcomed by Trudy Harrison MP

West Midlands boost as Coventry joins Birmingham with world-leading full-fibre broadband network

West Midlands boost as Coventry joins Birmingham with world-leading full-fibre broadband network

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2018 10:45 BST

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

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 08:44 BST

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 00:01 BST

Thousands of employees move from BT Group into Openreach Limited as the final major milestone in creating a more independent, legally separate business. More than 97 per cent of Scottish homes and businesses now have access to fibre broadband – with Fibre First programme under way in Edinburgh.

Coast Road broadband to go from slow lane to ultrafast

Coast Road broadband to go from slow lane to ultrafast

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 13:00 BST

A group of properties along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast are to get some of the fastest internet connections in the UK.

The Wirral becomes one of UK’s first areas to benefit from world leading broadband boost

The Wirral becomes one of UK’s first areas to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2018 10:38 BST

The Wirral has today (Monday, 24 September) been announced as the latest area to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.