Helping you find the right connection
Whether you're confused about connectivity or just need to check what's available at your address, we're here to help.
Below we explain the different ways we connect you. You can find out about our latest technology, Ultrafast Full fibre, where we're cutting out the cabinet to deliver lightspeed broadband direct to your door.
Openreach engineers build and maintain the UK's communication network, and have done for many years. Our network is used by over 665 Communication Providers which you can choose from to get your broadband. Enter your postcode into our fibre checker to see what connection is available in your area.
In light of further government restrictions for Covid-19, please be aware that there may be delays in provisioning new Ultrafast Full Fibre orders.
Confused by connectivity?
There are three ways we connect you to our broadband network
FTTP (Fibre to the Premises)
Also known as Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband. This is our most reliable, fastest broadband with a pure fibre optic cable straight into your home or business.
FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)
If you've got a fibre package from your Communications Provider today, it's likely you're connected via FTTC. Fibre to the Cabinet increases basic broadband speeds by connecting powerful fibre optic cable to the cabinet, then copper wires to your home or business.
Copper network (ADSL)
Basic broadband access uses a copper phone line connected to the exchange. Check with a communications provider if you can upgrade to FTTC / FTTP.
- Fibre first
The UK's Full Fibre future is within reach
Research by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) shows that Full Fibre could provide a real boost to communities across the country, reduce pollution and increase UK productivity by £59 billion by 2025.
- Community Fibre Partnerships