About us

About us People at home/work Equivalence: creating a level playing field environment and society

We’re the proud guardians of a critical national asset, the local access network; the infrastructure that delivers the data, broadband and voice services to each home and business throughout the UK, sometimes referred to as the ‘first mile’..

We were created to give communications providers equal access to the wires and fibres that connect us all, and to maintain and improve this infrastructure, which underpins the entire UK communication industry.

We supply Communications Providers with products and services that are linked to the network. We also work on their behalf to ensure that the tens of millions of people across the UK have reliable local access. This makes untold millions of calls, online use and sharing of information possible.

If the unthinkable happened and our infrastructure wasn’t available, the nation would grind to a shuddering halt.

That’s why we take our guardianship so seriously.


Openreach explained

These videos introduce Openreach, explain what we do, and how we work with our service provider customers.

Openreach executive team

Equivalence

We provide different service levels at different prices and Service Level Guarantees, but these are the same for all CPs.

Environment and society

Corporate and Social Responsibility encourages organisations like Openreach to use their core competencies to make a significant contribution to the communities in which they operate.

Bringing fibre to communities

If you would like to find out more about why Openreach is the natural choice to bring fibre to your community take a look at our interactive brochure

Career opportunities

Whatever your core attributes, we're keen to recruit individuals who combine excellent relationship-building and communication skills with a positive, professional attitude to delivering results.