“This is the first location in the UK where we’re aiming to upgrade an entire city network in a single year, so it’s a hugely ambitious project. As a medieval city, Salisbury’s narrow streets won’t be the easiest for our engineers to access and work in, but we’re confident that it’s achievable thanks to the close partnership we’ve built with Wiltshire Council and the unrivalled experience and skill of our engineering teams.”
Chief Executive of Openreach
Clive Selley and John Glen MP by Salisbury Cathedral
Openreach engineers are currently busy building a new faster, more reliable and future proof network throughout Salisbury. This new Full Fibre network delivers fibre optic cables all the way from the local exchange right to people's front doors. Full Fibre is also known as Fibre to the premises (FTTP).
We're also sponsoring the Salisbury Lantern and Lights procession, partnering with Salisbury BID and Salisbury City Council to bring this festive event to the city. Our Salisbury based engineers will be taking part with their own fibre broadband themed giant lantern creation - another way for us to connect with people who live and work in this fantastic city.
Boosting business, education and services
Full fibre technology will revolutionise Salisbury’s ability to compete nationally and internationally and will be a boost for Salisbury’s education, health and social care facilities. For schools, colleges and universities, Full Fibre unlocks opportunities for online learning; streaming lessons and lectures without interruption; using portals to communicate with classmates or teachers, and submitting work.
For GP surgeries, Full Fibre can enable faster, more reliable on-demand services, such as remote doctors’ appointments and check-ups, plus more efficient, reliable access to online information and records. Meanwhile for care homes, it can mean a 24/7 connection between residents and their loved ones, as well as activities and entertainment, from catch-up TV to online puzzles and e-books.
Full Fibre is more than just faster speeds. It's much more reliable and resilient, so is far less likely to suffer from faults or service drop outs. More importantly, it's future-proofed which means it has plenty of extra capacity to support our ever-growing demand for data hungry services and applications.