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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 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.

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.

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.

New Ultrafast Broadband Network Launched in Birmingham and the Black Country

New Ultrafast Broadband Network Launched in Birmingham and the Black Country

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 09:12 GMT

New ultrafast broadband technology - known as Gfast - is now available to thousands of households and businesses in Birmingham and the Black Country.

West Midlands Openreach engineers’ traditional fund-raiser proves a hit

West Midlands Openreach engineers’ traditional fund-raiser proves a hit

Press Releases   •   Dec 20, 2017 09:06 GMT

When it came to fund-raising for the poorly nephew of a colleague, a group of West Midlands-based Openreach engineers went back to their childhoods for inspiration. They've been running a conker contest in their spare time to raise money for the nephew of their colleague, Jason Carrington, from Stafford, who needs expensive medical treatment.

Leading housebuilder boosts broadband for scores of Black Country homes after cementing deal with Openreach

Leading housebuilder boosts broadband for scores of Black Country homes after cementing deal with Openreach

Press Releases   •   Nov 21, 2017 12:52 GMT

Scores of homes in Rowley Regis are set to see their broadband speeds soar thanks to a new partnership between housebuilder Redrow Homes and Openreach, Britain’s digital network business. Meanwhile, around 1,900 new Birmingham and Black Country homes have benefitted from another deal between the Home Builders Federation, UK Government and Openreach to provide ultrafast broadband.