We know you need brilliant broadband. And it’s our job to make that happen.
Our Fibre First programme doesn't just mean we're building new networks - it means we look to build with fibre whenever we start a project. Read about how we're bringing fibre to homes and businesses, and the areas across the UK where we're extending our network.
We built new digital infrastructure to four and a half million premises by the end of March 2021. And we’re planning to hire more than 2,500 new engineers in the 2021 calendar year, up-skilling our army of engineers at the same time.
“Openreach is a fibre business and no-one is more ambitious when it comes to building Fibre to the Premises. Through our Fibre First programme, we’re building a network that delivers more than just speed. It will provide a future proof, consistent and dependable broadband service, that supports Britain for decades to come.”
Chief Executive of Openreach
Where and when are we building Ultrafast Full Fibre
We publish a list of the exchanges and locations in our Full Fibre build plans up to the end of 2026 on a three month rolling basis.
To find out when Ultrafast Full Fibre is coming to you visit our Where and When page and enter your postcode into the map. There you'll also find full details of our Full Fibre build plans and be able to download the latest list of exchanges and locations in our build programme.
Why Ultrafast Full Fibre?
No go-slow and always on
Get better performance, impressive speeds
and fewer drop-outs with fibre connected
straight to your home.
It never lets you down
Fibre optic cables are powerful and
resilient, so you can always
rely on being connected.
You’re ready for
Be unstoppable on everything from phones,
tablets, laptops, VR headsets – even
your home’s heating controls.
There are three ways we connect you to our broadband network
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 to the Cabinet increases basic broadband speeds by connecting powerful fibre optic cable to the cabinet, then copper wires to your home or business.
The future is Fibre to the Premises (FTTP), also known as Ultrafast Full Fibre, where pure fibre optic cables connect you straight to the exchange.
Installing Ultrafast Full Fibre to your premises
Have you recently ordered Ultrafast Full Fibre? Watch our video to find what to expect from us and what you can do to get ready to be connected.
Five ways we're rising to the rural broadband challenge
We know that connectivity is vital to rural communities and businesses. We're always up for the challenge of taking our network further and faster.
Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see our latest news and find out where we’re building our fibre network
In the meantime, we’d love to help you make the most of your existing connection. We’ve built a Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) network that covers 96.83 per cent of the UK – that’s 28.6 million homes and businesses. At the moment, only 15.7 million people are using it, which means you could be missing out on faster broadband.
Contact your broadband provider to see if you can upgrade to fibre, or use our fibre checker to see if we already cover your area.
- Fibre first
Full Fibre turbocharging the UK
The UK's fibre future is within reach.
Read the Cebr's research report and our Blueprint to learn more about our commitment to delivering great connectivity to communities across the UK.