Your future with broadband

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.

Our FTTP network is already covering 1.8m premises

We've committed to build a new digital infrastructure to four million premises by the end of March 2021. So we’re hiring 2,700 new engineers in 2019, 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.”

Clive Selley
Chief Executive of Openreach

We build the network, but you bring it to life

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Whether you're streaming movies or running a business, we're here to keep you connected.

How we connect with you

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), where pure fibre optic cables connect you straight to the exchange.

Why Fibre to the Premises?


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

anything online

Be unstoppable on everything from phones,

tablets, laptops, VR headsets – even

your home’s heating controls.

Full Fibre turbocharging the UK

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The UK's fibre future is within reach

Read our Blueprint for a Full Fibre future and the Cebr’s research report to learn more about our commitment to delivering great connectivity to communities across the UK.

Our Fibre First locations

The towns, cities and boroughs where we’re bringing fibre to homes and businesses

FTTP Fibre First Towns, Cities and Boroughs Build Programme

The above maps show Openreach’s FTTP Fibre First Towns, Cities and Boroughs Build Programme on a 3 months forward looking basis, which is related to the current announced 4 million premises Fibre First Programme . It does not show FTTP deployment related to BDUK, new sites, and other small scale infill. For more information on plans for Town, Cities and Boroughs up to March 2021 please click here.
Openreach has exercised its best efforts to ensure that the maps accurately reflect its relevant FTTP build plans at the time of publication. Details at an exchange level are shown only where Openreach expects that it will build in the greater majority of the relevant exchange. Openreach will keep this information updated on a quarterly rolling basis, including to reflect any possible changes to existing plans which may become necessary due to unforeseen operational obstacles (particularly where build is yet to commence).

*Programme Build Complete refers to the exchanges where build has been largely completed as part of the FTTP Fibre First Towns, Cities and Boroughs Build Programme, but does not mean that services will be available from this date. 

Read more about our “transparency” approach.


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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 95 per cent of the UK – that’s 27.6 million homes and businesses. At the moment, only 12.7 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.