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

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.

Openreach Announces 70 Engineering Jobs in the North East

Openreach Announces 70 Engineering Jobs in the North East

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 07:00 GMT

More than 70 trainee engineers will be hired across the North East, as part of a huge recruitment drive announced (Monday 28 January 2019) by Openreach.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions welcomes UK jobs boost as Openreach recruits another 3,000 apprentice engineers to support fibre broadband ambitions

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions welcomes UK jobs boost as Openreach recruits another 3,000 apprentice engineers to support fibre broadband ambitions

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 01:00 GMT

Amber Rudd opens new training centre for engineers in Peterborough and welcomes 3,000 new apprentice engineers, highlighting the number of women now moving into the sector 11 additional build locations revealed as Openreach accelerates its full fibrei broadband roll out

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep the North East connected

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep the North East connected

Press releases   •   Jan 16, 2019 10:03 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 welcomes 31,000 employees

Openreach welcomes 31,000 employees

Press releases   •   Oct 01, 2018 08:44 BST

Openreach selects Huawei and Nokia to support its ‘Fibre First’ programme
Openreach steps up better broadband build with 59 new locations
Homes and businesses in Upper Weardale to get fastest broadband speeds in the UK

Homes and businesses in Upper Weardale to get fastest broadband speeds in the UK

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 13:56 BST

Homes and businesses in Eastgate village have been upgraded to ultrafast, fibre broadband, thanks to the multi-million pound Digital Durham programme.

Northumberland Mill No Longer on Tenterhooks When It Comes to Superfast Broadband

Northumberland Mill No Longer on Tenterhooks When It Comes to Superfast Broadband

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 11:57 BST

Staff at a 200 year old mill in a remote corner of Northumberland are no longer on tenterhooks waiting for their broadband connection since upgrading to superfast.

Fibre Broadband Signups Hit 50 Per Cent – Thanks To iNorthumberland

Fibre Broadband Signups Hit 50 Per Cent – Thanks To iNorthumberland

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 11:52 BST

More than half of the Northumberland homes and businesses included in the first phase of the iNorthumberland broadband roll-out are already signed up to a superfast broadband service, according to latest figures.

Full Speed Ahead! Thousands More South Tyneside Homes and Businesses Can Now Access Superfast Broadband

Full Speed Ahead! Thousands More South Tyneside Homes and Businesses Can Now Access Superfast Broadband

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2018 09:19 GMT

Thousands more South Tyneside homes and businesses can now access high-speed, fibre-based broadband as a direct result of South Tyneside Council’s investment into the multi million pound Digital Durham programme.

Chancellor welcomes boost to Britain’s digital economy with largest recruitment drive in Openreach history
40 new trainee engineers for the North East in Openreach recruitment drive

40 new trainee engineers for the North East in Openreach recruitment drive

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 00:01 GMT

Around 40 trainee engineers will be hired across the North East as part of a recruitment drive by Openreach.

North East to get £7 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

North East to get £7 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:32 GMT

The North East 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.

County Durham plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

County Durham plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Press releases   •   Jan 30, 2018 09:00 GMT

County Durham was praised today for playing a leading role in Great Britain achieving the target of 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage.

Middlesbrough plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Middlesbrough plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Press releases   •   Jan 30, 2018 09:00 GMT

Middlesbrough was praised today for playing a leading role in Great Britain achieving the target of 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage.

North Tyneside plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

North Tyneside plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Press releases   •   Jan 30, 2018 09:00 GMT

North Tyneside was praised today for playing a leading role in Great Britain achieving the target of 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage.

Fastest Broadband In The Uk Speeds Towards New Housing Developments In Tyne And Wear

Fastest Broadband In The Uk Speeds Towards New Housing Developments In Tyne And Wear

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2018 09:00 GMT

Nearly 3,000 new homes and flats across major new housing developments in Tyne and Wear will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and housing developers.

Broadband boost for Sunderland and South Tyneside as Openreach improve speed for hundreds of homes

Broadband boost for Sunderland and South Tyneside as Openreach improve speed for hundreds of homes

Press releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 09:00 GMT

Hundreds of homes and businesses in Sunderland and South Tyneside are set to get access to broadband speeds up to 30 times faster than the UK average*, thanks to Openreach, Britain’s digital network business.

NEW ULTRAFAST BROADBAND NETWORK LAUNCHED IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

NEW ULTRAFAST BROADBAND NETWORK LAUNCHED IN NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Press releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 09:41 GMT

Latest ultrafast technology – known as Gfast - now available to thousands of Newcastle upon Tyne residents