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Chris Elmore MP connects with ultrafast broadband

Chris Elmore MP connects with ultrafast broadband

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 11:56 BST

Chris Elmore MP for Ogmore has been meeting with recent Openreach recruits that are rolling out the next generation of broadband technology across his Ogmore constituency.

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.

Full-steam ahead as Liverpool gets ready for ultrafast boost

Full-steam ahead as Liverpool gets ready for ultrafast boost

Press releases   •   Jul 20, 2018 12:55 BST

Work to roll-out ultrafast broadband in Liverpool is well underway – with tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the final stages of being connected - Openreach’s managing director, Kim Mears, announced during a visit to the city.

Full-steam ahead as Cardiff gets ready for ultrafast boost

Full-steam ahead as Cardiff gets ready for ultrafast boost

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 12:41 BST

Work to roll-out ultrafast broadband* in Cardiff is well underway – with tens of thousands of homes and businesses in the final stages of being connected - Openreach’s managing director, Kim Mears, announced during a visit to the city today.

Fibre Boost for Carnoustie is ‘tee-rific’ thank to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Fibre Boost for Carnoustie is ‘tee-rific’ thank to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 17:28 BST

More than 720 additional homes and businesses in Carnoustie are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband 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
Community scheme will bring fastest broadband speeds to historic Somerset village

Community scheme will bring fastest broadband speeds to historic Somerset village

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 14:56 BST

An historic Somerset village is set to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK as a result of a partnership between local residents and Openreach.

Walkers in Snowdonia set to benefit as fibre broadband takes ultrafast step forward

Walkers in Snowdonia set to benefit as fibre broadband takes ultrafast step forward

Press releases   •   May 22, 2018 11:11 BST

Residents and visitors to a small community in north Wales are set for an ultrafast broadband boost – thanks to Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnership (CFP).

Openreach steps up hunt for more Bournemouth trainee engineers

Openreach steps up hunt for more Bournemouth trainee engineers

Press releases   •   Apr 19, 2018 12:47 BST

Openreach today announced it was stepping up its search for trainee engineers in Bournemouth and the surrounding area, including Poole.

Openreach launches ‘virtual dark fibre’ service
More than 250 new trainee engineers for Wales in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

More than 250 new trainee engineers for Wales in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 08:38 GMT

More than 250 trainee engineers will be hired across Wales as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.

Wales to get £6 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Wales to get £6 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 12:36 GMT

Wales 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.

South West to get £41 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

South West to get £41 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Press releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 10:08 GMT

The South West 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.

​Knowle becomes 50th community to benefit from nationwide high-speed fibre broadband grant

​Knowle becomes 50th community to benefit from nationwide high-speed fibre broadband grant

Press releases   •   Feb 07, 2018 12:08 GMT

​A small community in Bristol is to become the 50th in the UK to benefit from a BT grant to help upgrade their properties to ultrafast broadband speeds.

Dorset plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Dorset plays leading role in Britain achieving 95 per cent superfast broadband target

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 01:00 GMT

Dorset was praised today for playing a leading role in Great Britain achieving the target of 95 per cent superfast broadband coverage. The county has already surpassed the national average and reached 96 per cent coverage with about 380,000 households and businesses now having access to superfast speeds of 24Mbps and above – and the numbers are continuing to grow.

New ultrafast broadband network launched in Bath

New ultrafast broadband network launched in Bath

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2017 10:44 GMT

The latest ultrafast broadband, known as Gfast, is now available to thousands of people in Bath. The city is one of the first UK locations to pilot Gfast technology, offering download speeds up to 330Mbps – about seven times the UK average.

Broadband speeds soar on Carlisle housing development thanks to Openreach

Broadband speeds soar on Carlisle housing development thanks to Openreach

Press releases   •   Sep 12, 2017 09:00 BST

230 households on the Bracklenleigh estate, near Carlisle, are the first in the country to benefit from an initiative which gives them access to ultrafast broadband speeds that are almost 30 times faster than the UK average*.