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SwitchStaffs Campaign to Unlock the Potential of Faster Broadband

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.

Openreach Announces 180 Engineering Jobs in the West Midlands

Openreach Announces 180 Engineering Jobs in the West Midlands

Press releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 07:00 GMT

More than 180 trainee engineers will be hired across the West Midlands, 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 West Midlands connected

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep the West Midlands connected

Press releases   •   Jan 10, 2019 09:22 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.

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.

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

Tamworth sees near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to county roll-out

Tamworth sees near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to county roll-out

Press releases   •   Aug 28, 2018 09:41 BST

​Tamworth now has near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme that’s making faster download speeds available to most of Staffordshire.

Openreach selects Huawei and Nokia to support its ‘Fibre First’ programme
West Midlands to benefit from world leading broadband technology

West Midlands to benefit from world leading broadband technology

Press releases   •   Jun 25, 2018 11:52 BST

​New cutting edge broadband technology is heading to the West Midlands as Openreach gets ready to make its new network available to more than 34,000 homes and businesses there.

Openreach steps up better broadband build with 59 new locations
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.

Multi-million pound Superfast Telford roll-out celebrates reaching 98 per cent of borough premises - and passing Government target

Multi-million pound Superfast Telford roll-out celebrates reaching 98 per cent of borough premises - and passing Government target

Press releases   •   May 25, 2018 15:34 BST

Superfast Telford - the partnership between Telford & Wrekin Council, co-funding network partner Openreach and the Government's Broadband Delivery UK has reached its target of making superfast broadband available to 98 per cent of borough's homes and businesses.

District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 10:00 BST

The Cannock Chase district of Staffordshire now has more than 99 per cent fibre coverage as a result of the Superfast Staffordshire partnership - led by Staffordshire County Council and Openreach, as part of the Government's BDUK programme - when combined with private sector roll-outs.

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.

New trainee engineers for Staffordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

New trainee engineers for Staffordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:56 GMT

Stafford, Kinver and Abbots Bromley are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive. It's also to invest £100,000 equipping a new fibre engineering academy at its Yarnfield Park training centre. The new engineers will help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.

New trainee engineers for Coventry and Warwickshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

New trainee engineers for Coventry and Warwickshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:50 GMT

Coventry, Dunchurch, Polesworth and Stratford-upon-Avon among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive, which has been welcomed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. 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.

More than 200 new trainee engineers for the West Midlands in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

More than 200 new trainee engineers for the West Midlands in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive welcomed by Chancellor of the Exchequer

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:44 GMT

Birmingham, Bridgnorth, Coventry, Dudley, Hereford, Kidderminster, Stafford, Stourport, Stratford-upon-Avon, Tern Hill, Wolverhampton and Worcester are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive. Openreach is also to invest £100,000 equipping a new fibre engineering academy at Staffordshire training centre.

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:33 GMT

Bosbury, Hereford, Kingsland and Wormbridge are among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive, which has been welcomed by the Chancellor of Exchequer. The business is taking on 3,500 new engineers across the UK to help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire and Worcestershire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

New trainee engineers for Herefordshire and Worcestershire in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:17 GMT

Bosbury, Bromsgrove, Hereford, Inkberrow, Kidderminster, Kingsland, Severn Stoke, Stourport, Worcester and Wormbridge among the locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest 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.