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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*.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Scotland

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Scotland

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 12:00 GMT

More premises across Scotland can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. More premises in more remote areas are now able to connect and the Digital Scotland take-up rates currently stands at 48%. However this still means hundreds of thousands of people could be benefitting, but aren’t.

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

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Oliver Mundell Openreach 01

1) Oliver Mundell MSP (L) and Openreach’s James Carsley (L) watch as engineer Ian Graham shows how tiny fibre cables are spliced together...

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Openreach_Pentland 01

Openreach’s Scotland director Fraser Rowberry (L) and Gordon MacDonald MSP (R) make a festive fibre connection

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Liberton 3

Edinburgh’s Ian Murray MP (second left) and Daniel Johnson MSP (right) visited Liberton to see the latest upgrades of more reliable, ul...

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Openreach Orkney 03

Openreach Orkney 03

Openreach has been working with Stephen Kemp (L) of Orkney Builders to deliver full-fibre broadband into his development at Grainbank, Ki...

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