Press releases • May 14, 2019 10:00 BST
More than half the homes and business reached by the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout have switched to faster fibre-based services, latest figures show. Across Scotland, nearly 930,000 homes and businesses have now been reached by the Digital Scotland network, with Openreach engineers continuing work on the ground during 2019.
Press releases • May 05, 2019 12:00 BST
Digital network operator Openreach has called on Scottish developers to make sure home buyers don’t miss out on ultrafast, full fibre broadband when they’re purchasing new properties. More than 60 Scottish homebuilders at a conference at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh heard that around 3,000 new properties a year are currently missing out on full fibre technology.
Press releases • Apr 29, 2019 10:30 BST
New research suggests that every public pound invested in fibre broadband in Scotland is delivering almost £12 of benefits to the Scottish economy.
Press releases • Apr 16, 2019 14:16 BST
Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, joined the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team and Openreach to celebrate the latest fibre broadband connection in the Whitsome area in the Scottish Borders.
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.
Press releases • Apr 10, 2019 09:59 BST
An Openreach training centre in Bradford is celebrating a successful first year with news that more than 5,500 engineers and new recruits have been trained at the facility since its official launch in March last year
Press releases • Apr 09, 2019 08:00 BST
Cavers that come to South Wales are to benefit from a new digital safety net, thanks to the efforts of local Openreach engineers.
Press releases • Apr 08, 2019 14:00 BST
Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford today visited Openreach engineers working on an installation of the next generation of broadband technology for new homes in Raploch. He saw a ‘full-fibre’ network built directly to the properties to deliver ultrafast internet connections. The future-proof services can carry speeds up to 1Gbps - 21 times faster than the UK’s current average.
Press releases • Apr 08, 2019 10:00 BST
Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing has been shadowing Openreach engineers to see the latest developments in high-speed broadband in her constituency. More than 98 per cent of premises in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath area are now able to connect to broadband at a speed of 30Mbps and above.
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.
Press releases • Apr 02, 2019 10:00 BST
Lothian MSP Miles Briggs – Scotland’s shadow cabinet secretary for health and sport – has joined engineers on the streets of Edinburgh to explore how better broadband could revolutionise e-healthcare. Openreach is building the next generation of broadband in the city - future-proof, ‘full-fibre’ services at speeds up to 1Gbps* - with more than 30,000 homes and businesses now able to connect.
Press releases • Apr 01, 2019 10:00 BST
Perthshire North MSP John Swinney has been shadowing Openreach engineers to see the progress of high-speed broadband locally, including the next generation of technology. During the field visit the Deputy First Minister visited a new ‘full-fibre’ network in Innerleithen Way in Perth, where he watched a step-by-step demo of how it’s installed.
Press releases • Apr 01, 2019 09:48 BST
Openreach CEO, Clive Selley, joined with his senior management team and volunteers from Litter Free Felixstowe to pledge support for this year’s Great British Spring Clean.
Press releases • Mar 28, 2019 07:00 GMT
A partnership between local residents and Openreach is to make high-speed fibre broadband available to a rural community in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Press releases • Mar 25, 2019 10:00 GMT
Borders MP John Lamont has been shadowing Openreach engineers in his constituency to see the progress of high-speed broadband locally. The MP heard about the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, ‘full-fibre’ services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps* – and how engineers are using innovative new techniques to bring more reliable, faster broadband to rural communities.
Openreach rallies telecoms providers to upgrade customers onto faster, more reliable broadband connections
Press releases • Mar 21, 2019 09:15 GMT
Openreach is launching an industry-wide consultation to map out the largest digital upgrade in a generation. It believes upgrading customers onto its new, ‘full fibre’ network will future-proof the digital economy and boost productivity.
Press releases • Mar 20, 2019 14:41 GMT
Openreach broadband cabinets in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield are taking on a new appearance, thanks to a special partnership with local artists.
Press releases • Mar 20, 2019 11:13 GMT
Engineers bringing some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK to Greater Manchester have drafted in a DRONE to fly cable across a stretch of canal.
Salisbury to become the first UK city with universal access to Openreach’s future-proof, full fibre broadband technology
Press releases • Mar 19, 2019 14:53 GMT
• Ambition for Salisbury’s families, businesses, and GP surgeries to gain access to fast, reliable, ‘full fibre’ connections within 12 months [map available on the 19th as a live link and will be input below] • Close collaboration with Wiltshire Council will deliver a boost to the local economy and the fastest city-wide roll-out in the UK
Press releases • Mar 06, 2019 10:52 GMT
A children’s playground in Norfolk has been given a new lease of life, after engineers from Openreach answered a call for help.