Tag / West Midlands
Press releases • Mar 15, 2018 07:57 GMT
Bridgnorth, Bromfield, Donnington, Longville and Tern Hill are among locations to benefit from Openreach's biggest ever recruitment drive. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, welcomed news Openreach is taking on 3,500 new engineers in the UK to help deliver ultrafast broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service.
Chancellor welcomes boost to Britain’s digital economy with largest recruitment drive in Openreach history
Press releases • Mar 15, 2018 01:00 GMT
Press releases • Mar 13, 2018 10:44 GMT
Staffordshire County Council’s scheme to help more remote households and businesses get up to speed celebrates its first anniversary. The co-funding initiative - supported by Openreach - has already helped scores of people living and working in Cotwalton, Cold Norton and at Brookside Business Park access ultrafast broadband, with more in the pipeline.
Press releases • Mar 12, 2018 10:15 GMT
The West Midlands 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, according to an independent study published today. Faster broadband boosts house prices and business success as well as providing a range of social benefits for rural communities.
Winds of change - multi-million pound roll-out of superfast broadband reaches out to every corner of Warwickshire
Press releases • Feb 19, 2018 10:34 GMT
The next phase of the multi-million pound CSW Broadband roll-out will have a positive impact on communities the length and breadth of the county, lead partners Warwickshire County Council and BT Group announced today.
Press releases • Feb 15, 2018 16:35 GMT
Gloucestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council have awarded a contract to deliver phase two of the Fastershire broadband rollout in parts of Hereford. It will involve Openreach engineers rolling out superfast broadband to around 2200 further local homes and businesses by the end of 2019. The new £887,000 deal is part of the Government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) 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.
Multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership reaches out to even more rural communities on the day Britain achieves major superfast milestone
Press releases • Jan 29, 2018 11:00 GMT
Alrewas, Blithbury, Brereton Cross, Brocton, Clifford’s Wood, Copmere End, Derrington, Essington, Morston Court and Wetwood are among latest communities to ‘go live’ as Openreach engineers install 600th fibre broadband cabinet for the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out.
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.
Double boost for Worcestershire households and businesses wanting to get their broadband up to speed
Press releases • Jan 16, 2018 12:15 GMT
Worcestershire County Council today launched two new schemes to help more local businesses and residents not yet earmarked for a high-speed fibre broadband upgrade. The first is a co-funding partnership scheme, working with Openreach. The second is a business broadband voucher initiative.
Warwickshire hamlet to benefit from new multi-million pound national scheme to bring high-speed broadband to more rural businesses
Press releases • Dec 20, 2017 09:28 GMT
A partnership between Openreach, the UK government and local businesses will enable people living and working in the tiny community of Stareton to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country.
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.
Bull's eye - Worcestershire's most famous fictional village is target for superfast broadband roll-out
Press releases • Dec 19, 2017 11:39 GMT
The pace of life in one of Worcestershire's best-loved villages is speeding up in the run-up to Christmas, as hundreds more people in Inkberrow - thought to be the place upon which Ambridge is based - get access to superfast broadband, thanks to the Superfast Worcestershire roll-out.
Press releases • Dec 06, 2017 11:52 GMT
Openreach is providing ultrafast broadband to around 1,500 new homes across Staffordshire including at developments in Burton-on-Trent, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, Streethay, Stafford and Uttoxeter, as part of an agreement with the Home Builders Federation and UK Government.
Press releases • Dec 04, 2017 12:24 GMT
A South Shropshire construction firm is reaping the commercial benefits of new broadband technology. GPC34 Ltd, which specialises in a diverse range of construction and facilities management services throughout the UK, said the new technology has transformed the way they work in the four months since they upgraded, enabling them to share information more easily and complete jobs more quickly.
60,000 households and businesses looking forward to a fibre broadband Christmas thanks to multi-million pound CSW Broadband
Press releases • Dec 04, 2017 11:11 GMT
The CSW Broadband Project has delivered some early Christmas cheer by confirming 60,000 households and businesses are now able to get high-speed broadband thanks to the partnership’s multi-million pound roll-out. The technology has recently become available in parts of Baginton, Clifford Chambers, Lower Tysoe and the Longbridge area of Warwick. Engineers from Openreach are doing the upgrade work.
Press releases • Dec 01, 2017 10:00 GMT
Staffordshire residents and businesses looking forward to a fibre-filled Christmas as 95 per cent of county premises now able to get superfast broadband.
Multi-million pound Superfast Worcestershire expansion will help make county ‘superfit’ for the 21st century
Press releases • Nov 29, 2017 16:08 GMT
Major new investment by Superfast Worcestershire will bring superfast broadband to thousands more homes and businesses. The latest development has been welcomed by Government Minister for Digital, Matt Hancock. Meanwhile, the owners of a Worcestershire gym, which recently upgraded, explain how they're using optical fibres to help build muscle fibres!
Press releases • Nov 21, 2017 13:35 GMT
Scores of homes in Dunchurch, Warwickshire, 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, more than 7,000 new homes in Coventry and Warwickshire have benefitted from another deal between the Home Builders Federation, UK Government and Openreach to provide ultrafast broadband
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.