Fibre for developers

Connect your residential or commercial properties to faster broadband

Building for the future 

We're connecting residential and commercial properties to the fibre broadband network

We've already made Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband available to more than six million homes and businesses and want to reach 25 million premises by December 2026, subject to conditions being right. To help us do this, we'll build a full fibre, Fibre to the Premises, network to new residential or mixed residential/commercial sites. It makes sense for you and your development, and it's easy for you to sign up and see how things are progressing on our Developers portal.

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  • Fibre for developers

How do I sign up?

Find out how to register your residential or commercial property development for fibre broadband.

A pure fibre connection

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Better for homes and businesses 

Our Fibre to the Premises network offers speeds of  1Gbps max.

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The biggest UK full fibre network

We’ve already connected more than 6m homes and businesses and want to reach 25m by December 2026.

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Biggest choice of service providers

Choose from the widest range of phone and broadband providers.

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Rolling out Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband

Get speeds of a maximum of 1Gbps all the way from the exchange into your home or business.

Fibre for landlords

  • Are you a landlord?

    • fibre for landlords
    Are you a building owner, landlord or managing agent? Fibre broadband could help you get – and keep – more tenants, meaning better returns on your investment. And we might even be able to bring it to your building for free. Use our fibre checker to see if you’re eligible.
  • Obtaining wayleaves

    • Wayleaves
    Find out what wayleaves are, who to contact if you need help with one and answers to questions if we have a wayleave agreement set up with you.

FAQs

  • Can I get fibre to my development?

    If your area isn’t covered yet, register your site with us to let us know you’d like us to build fibre to your development.

  • How much does it cost to connect residential or mixed developments?

    We’ll do this for free for sites with 20 or more premises. If you have 2–19 premises on your site we’ll ask you to contribute towards this. And if you’re building a single plot, the cost will depend on your situation – find out more on our registration page .

     

  • Will I have to pay for connection if I’m building a commercial development?

    For commercial only sites of 20 or more units we’ll install Full Fibre for free.

    For single commercial plots, or sites of 2-19 units we'll work with you to offer a bespoke network solution, and we'll contribute an amount per unit towards the cost of the build. The table below outlines the Openreach plot contribution and developer site cost.  We'll be able to give you more details after you register your site with us.

    Number of premises Per premises developer contribution Total charge to developers
         
    19 £255 £4,845
    18 £290 £5,220
    17 £328 £5,576
    16 £369 £5,904
    15 £415 £6,225
    14 £467 £6,538
    13 £524 £6,812
    12 £588 £7,056
    11 £662 £7,282
    10 £747 £7,470
    9 £1,000 £9,000
    8 £1,200 £9,600
    7 £1,400 £9,800
    6 £1,600 £9,600
    5 £1,800 £9,000
    4 £2,000 £8,000
    3 £2,000 £6,000
    2 £2,000 £4,000
  • What is the developer portal?

    The developer portal currently provides developers with all the information about their new developments from site registration through to completion of the network build.

    The useful resources section of the portal includes more information on the features of the portal.

  • How does Openreach Copper Stop Sell affect me as a Developer?

    Openreach has announced its plans to ‘switch off’ the traditional analogue (PSTN) Copper network by the end of 2025. Between now and then, Openreach will move tranches of exchanges into a ‘stop sell’ position when 75% of addresses in an exchange area can get Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband (also known as Fibre to the Premises or FTTP). This allows us to stop selling WLR and PSTN products to CPs at those addresses.

    For new sites we want to ensure that we only build one infrastructure which is Ultrafast Full Fibre. We want to remove the dependency on providing small amounts of Copper solely for the purpose of special service lines and from 15 November 2021 Openreach New Sites no longer offers additional Copper for the sole purpose of service lines. The full details are available in this briefing.

    Openreach has worked through live trials with KONE, one of the UK’s major lift manufacturers, and CPs to test and demonstrate a working lift line over FTTP for both a digital and analogue lift application.  Read the Case Study to find out more. Openreach will fully brief the outcome of further trials shortly and share the technical requirements involved for other lift manufacturers and CPs to follow for their own respective solutions.