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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

Oliver Mundell MSP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

Oliver Mundell MSP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2019 10:00 GMT

Dumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell was out in the field with Openreach engineers this week (Monday) to see the progress that’s been made with fibre broadband and customer service in Dumfries and Galloway. Engineers also updated him on the company’s plans to roll out the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, full-fibre services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps.

All I want for Christmas is… ultrafast broadband

All I want for Christmas is… ultrafast broadband

Press Releases   •   Dec 24, 2018 10:00 GMT

Edinburgh Pentland MSP Gordon MacDonald today marked the advent of ultrafast, full-fibre broadband in his constituency on a festive field trip with engineers from Openreach. He was the latest local politician to learn about the next generation of broadband technology being rolled out across the city.

Openreach brings ultrafast broadband to Scottish islands

Openreach brings ultrafast broadband to Scottish islands

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:00 GMT

Housing developments in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles will be among the best connected in Scotland, with access to reliable ultrafast broadband. Openreach is working with local developers to build full fibre networks direct to dozens of new homes in Gott on Shetland, Kirkwall on Orkney, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and Bowmore on Islay, as well as Lochgilphead and Oban.

£10m Broadband Boost for South Yorkshire

£10m Broadband Boost for South Yorkshire

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 11:00 GMT

Around 9,000 homes and businesses across South Yorkshire are set to gain access to some of the fastest broadband speeds available in the UK.

Ultrafast full fibre broadband unveiled to Edinburgh politicians

Ultrafast full fibre broadband unveiled to Edinburgh politicians

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 10:00 GMT

Openreach has been showing the next generation of broadband technology to Edinburgh’s Ian Murray MP and Daniel Johnson MSP. They visited Liberton to see the latest upgrades of more reliable, ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) as local residents became among the first in the city to get connected to the new, future-proof technology.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates more fibre broadband in South Ayrshire

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates more fibre broadband in South Ayrshire

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 10:00 GMT

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team is celebrating the latest fibre broadband availability in Girvan, South Ayrshire. They were joined by senior pupils from Girvan Primary School to unveil the latest fibre street cabinet that serves part of the local area. The Girvan premises are among more than 16,700 across South Ayrshire now able to connect to the Digital Scotland network.

Edenside Primary School pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Edenside Primary School pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 10:00 GMT

Pupils from Edenside Primary School in Kelso have been learning about technology aboard the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Fibre Showcase. More than 36,100 premises across the Borders are now able to connect to the Digital Scotland network, which has reached Camptown for the first time, with more coverage being rolled out in places like Bonchester Bridge, Duns, West Linton and Leitholm.

Belfast’s digital sector to receive broadband boost
Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 10:00 GMT

Engineers building a new full-fibre broadband network in challenging Highland terrain this week drafted in a DRONE to fly cable across a river. Openreach is working with the community of Glenmazeran on an ambitious project to bring more reliable, ultrafast broadband to residents. And a Scottish engineering first was needed to reach one remote property.

Nottingham becomes the first East Midlands city to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Nottingham becomes the first East Midlands city to benefit from world leading broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 05, 2018 15:27 GMT

County Council Leader welcomes Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ investment

Openreach drops price of full fibre broadband  infrastructure to new homes by 75 per cent

Openreach drops price of full fibre broadband infrastructure to new homes by 75 per cent

Press Releases   •   Oct 25, 2018 12:38 BST

Tens of thousands more new-build homes could be in line for a broadband boost after Openreach moves to reduce the price it charges developers for its ‘Fibre-to-the-Premises’ (FTTP) technology for small-scale sites - those with less than 30 premises - by more than three quarters.

David Mundell MP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

David Mundell MP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Oct 22, 2018 10:00 BST

Openreach has been demonstrating the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, full-fibre services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps* – to Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell. On a fact-finding field trip with engineers, the MP and Secretary of State for Scotland watched an installation of more reliable, ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP).

Remote Highland communities set to rocket to ultrafast broadband speeds

Remote Highland communities set to rocket to ultrafast broadband speeds

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2018 00:01 BST

Remote Highland communities scattered across 26 miles of rugged terrain are set to get the UK’s fastest*, more reliable broadband – thanks to an unique partnership. The first residents are now able to order services as the new network started to go live this week.

Openreach selects Huawei and Nokia to support its ‘Fibre First’ programme
Exeter gets set to join the ultrafast highway

Exeter gets set to join the ultrafast highway

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 10:30 BST

Exeter has been announced as the latest city to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme which is making Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology available to three million homes and businesses across the UK by 2020.

Openreach steps up better broadband build with 59 new locations
Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates fibre broadband availability across North Ayrshire

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates fibre broadband availability across North Ayrshire

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 10:00 BST

More than 25,700 homes and businesses across North Ayrshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. The team was out and about in Ardrossan and Saltcoats this week to spread the word.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates fibre broadband availability across West Lothian

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates fibre broadband availability across West Lothian

Press Releases   •   Jun 11, 2018 12:00 BST

More than 22,400 homes and businesses across West Lothian can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. The Digital Scotland team were out and about in Whitburn and Linlithgow this week to promote the widespread coverage, which includes properties in Westfield, Winchburgh and Whitburn.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches more of the Scottish Borders

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches more of the Scottish Borders

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2018 10:00 BST

More premises across the Scottish Borders can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. The new network has arrived in Nether Blainslie, Gordon and Smailholm for the first time, while some properties in places like Lilliesleaf, Roxburgh, Philiphaugh, Bowhill, Crailing and Paxton can get ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises.