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It's Openreach, not BT Openreach

31 Jul 2020
For the last two years, we’ve removed thousands of BT logos from our vehicles, uniforms and buildings, and we’ve brought the new independent Openreach brand to life.
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Over three million more rural homes and businesses to get Full Fibre broadband

29 Jul 2020
Over three million more homes and businesses in the hardest to reach parts of the country to get ultra-reliable, gigabit-ready Full Fibre broadband by the mid-2020's.
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Pride 2020: An engineer's view

26 Jun 2020
Aidan, an Openreach trainee engineer, talks about why he thinks Pride is important.
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Coronavirus: Supporting economic recovery post COVID-19

24 Jun 2020
Mairead Meyer, Diector of Openreach Northern Ireland, talks about Economist Richard Johnston's paper on the importance of Full Fibre to economic recovery and growth.

Salisbury – the mother of invention

23 Jun 2020
Salisbury became the first fully fibred, ultrafast city for Openreach in record-breaking time – read how innovation made it possible.

Women in Engineering – a pioneer’s view

17 Jun 2020
Meet a true pioneer. Suzanne tells us what it was really like for women in engineering #backintheday to celebrate International Women in Engineering day 2020 #INWED20

Scotland should prioritise investment in the digital economy

04 Jun 2020
Does Scotland need to focus on the digital economy to stimulate recovery from Coronavirus? We’ve called on the Scottish Government to prioritise investment in the digital economy in our response to the Scottish Government’s Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.
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From Spotify to Facebook - Connecting during a crisis

02 Jun 2020
During the early days of the lockdown there was concern from some as to why our engineers were still outside working, we needed to quickly and widely communicate how essential the work they are doing is.

Being a special police constable during a pandemic

01 Jun 2020
Working full-time for Openreach and volunteering as a special constable, read how Ami fits it all in and the impact the coronavirus has had.

'Bear Grylls' reconnects remote islanders

28 May 2020
A lightning strike left a couple cut off on Coll, a remote Scottish Island. An engineer has been nicknamed Openreach’s Bear Grylls after camping out on a remote island to keep remote customers connected during lockdown.