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Radar technology helps to speed up next generation broadband upgrade  in Salisbury

Radar technology helps to speed up next generation broadband upgrade in Salisbury

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 13:52 BST

Radar part of new micro ducting techniques being used by engineers to deliver future-proof broadband across the city Cutting edge technology reduces the amount of engineering streetworks by up to 50 per cent Salisbury broadband upgrade part of a wider commitment by Openreach to make full fibre broadband technology available to four million homes and businesses by the end of March 2021.

Stuart McMillan MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Stuart McMillan MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 11:00 BST

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan visited Openreach engineers working on an installation of ultrafast broadband technology for new homes in Gourock. The future-proof, reliable services can carry speeds up to 1Gbps1 – around 18.5 times faster than the UK’s current average, which recently topped 54Mbps according to Ofcom.

Ultrafast broadband is a touch of Classlochie for rural Kinross-shire

Ultrafast broadband is a touch of Classlochie for rural Kinross-shire

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2019 10:00 BST

When a rural community near Kinross was faced with downloading movies in the same time it took to walk to York, its residents decided to take action. After working in partnership with Openreach, today’s gigabit* connectivity means they’re among the fastest few per cent in the UK - and their community partnership is paving the way for 5G.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Dalbeattie

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Dalbeattie

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2019 09:00 BST

More premises across Dumfries and Galloway can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. The new network has arrived in Dalbeattie with more fibre now available in Kirkgunzeon, Haugh of Urr, Ringford, Dumfries, Collin, Lochmaben and Kirtlebridge.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Newmachar

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Newmachar

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 11:00 BST

More premises across Aberdeenshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. The new network has now arrived in Newmachar, with more fibre also available in Newdeer, Portlethen, Balmedie, Fraserburgh, Rosehearty and Peterhead.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Kilmarnock

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Kilmarnock

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 10:00 BST

More premises across East Ayrshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. Thanks to the programme, more than 930,000 premises across Scotland are able to connect to the new network, which has now arrived in Kilmarnock. Other areas where more fibre broadband is now available include Fenwick and Mauchline.

MP Visits Suffolk Farmers ‘Digging’ the UK’s Fastest Broadband Speeds

MP Visits Suffolk Farmers ‘Digging’ the UK’s Fastest Broadband Speeds

Press releases   •   May 28, 2019 15:11 BST

Rural broadband was top of the agenda as MP Therese Coffey spent time with landowners at the Benacre Estate in Suffolk.

Thousands of new homes in Scotland could miss out on ultrafast broadband

Thousands of new homes in Scotland could miss out on ultrafast broadband

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.

Paul Wheelhouse MSP visits the Scottish Borders to celebrate new fibre connection

Paul Wheelhouse MSP visits the Scottish Borders to celebrate new fibre connection

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.

New future-proof broadband connection for South Wales cave rescuers could save lives

New future-proof broadband connection for South Wales cave rescuers could save lives

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.

Bruce Crawford MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Bruce Crawford MSP connects with high-speed broadband

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.

Digital network paves the way for e-health revolution

Digital network paves the way for e-health revolution

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.

John Swinney MSP connects with high-speed broadband

John Swinney MSP connects with high-speed broadband

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.

John Lamont MP connects with high-speed broadband

John Lamont MP connects with high-speed broadband

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.

Salisbury to become the first UK city with universal access to  Openreach’s future-proof, full fibre broadband technology

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

Openreach unveils £485,000 investment in Scottish training school

Openreach unveils £485,000 investment in Scottish training school

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 12:00 GMT

Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn opens new fibre training school in Livingston, West Lothian. National centre and unique outdoor ‘classroom’ will give engineers the skills they need to build Scotland’s full fibre future as investment is welcomed by Skills Development Scotland and Education Scotland.

Rhoda Grant MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Rhoda Grant MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 13:00 GMT

​Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has been out in the field with Openreach engineers to see the progress of high-speed broadband and customer service in the Highlands and Islands. The MSP also heard about 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*.

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.