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Looking forward to International Women in Engineering Day this Sunday

20 Jun 2019
Kim Mears, MD Strategic Infrastructure Development talks about her ambitions to deliver full-fibre broadband to the UK and the benefits of a more gender balanced workforce.

Proposing new trials to upgrade consumers to faster and more reliable broadband connections

18 Jun 2019
We want to play the leading role in helping the Government to achieve its target of a fully fibred UK by 2033. And as the Chief Strategy Officer at Openreach, my mission, and that of my team, is to define the future direction of the business, and therefore help turn the Government target into reality.

Preparing for International Women in Engineering Day

17 Jun 2019
Openreach are running open days at our training schools in Livingston, Peterborough and Bradford on Sunday 23 June 2019 for International Women in Engineering Day.

Full-Fibre for new housing in Pembrokeshire

23 May 2019
Openreach engineers connecting full-fibre to new social housing in Pembrokeshire

Future-proof broadband for a million more

09 May 2019
We now intend to reach an extra one million premises within our original timeframe, meaning four million homes and businesses will have access to a full fibre to the premises (FTTP) service over our network by the end of March 2021.

Ask Openreach

29 Apr 2019
Our Openreach engineering and customer service teams have answered the most common questions people have about broadband. Watch our video to learn more.

Free Broadband For Millionth Home Connected To Full Fibre

09 Apr 2019
Free broadband for millionth home connected to full fibre

New Broadband for South Wales Cave Rescuers Could Save Lives

08 Apr 2019
Faster broadband for the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team’s depot in Penwyllt could save lives.

Our full fibre network is available to more than 1 million homes and businesses

07 Apr 2019
Kevin Murphy, MD Fibre and Network Delivery, talks about Openreach making full fibre available to over one million premises.

Digital Network Paves the Way for ehealth Revolution

01 Apr 2019
Lothian MSP Miles Briggs joins Openreach engineers in Edinburgh to see how fibre broadband could revolutionise e-healthcare

Perthshire Politician Connects With High Speed Broadband

31 Mar 2019
John Swinney shadows Openreach engineers to see how high speed broadband is being rolled out locally in Scotland.

Digital Norm Comes to Dorset

25 Mar 2019
Digital Norm arrives in Dorset to promote Openreach’s extension of the fibre broadband network to over 3,800 premises across the county.

Rural South Wales community pulls together for ultrafast broadband

25 Mar 2019
Every property in the rural village of Llancarfan will have ultrafast broadband thanks to a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach.

Putting Fibre at the Start of Your Build

25 Mar 2019
Brendan Dick, Chair of the Openreach board in Scotland, explains how property developers can play their part in bringing full fibre to the country, including hard-to-reach locations.

Full Fibre Consultation

21 Mar 2019
Openreach’s Chief Strategy Officer Richard Allwood talks about how we are consulting with phone and broadband providers on our plans for full fibre broadband.

Huge first for Salisbury

19 Mar 2019
We’re making Salisbury the first city in the country to gain complete access to our new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology.

Proud to support International Womens Day

07 Mar 2019
We’re proud to support International Women’s Day, Balance for Better campaign

Jamie Hepburn helps open new fibre training school in Livingston, Scotland

07 Mar 2019
We’ve unveiled a £485,000 investment in a national fibre training school for Scotland to educate the country’s next generation of digital engineers bringing vital broadband services to communities across Scotland.

Hear from Chris Jones, CEO City & Guilds, on the value of apprenticeships

04 Mar 2019
Hear from Chris Jones, CEO City & Guilds, on the value of apprenticeships

Rhoda Grant MSP connects with high-speed broadband

25 Feb 2019
Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has been out in the field with our engineers to see the progress on the roll-out of high-speed broadband in her constituency.

New tool by Qlik helps us halve the time taken to install fibre to businesses

20 Feb 2019
A new data analytics tool, Qlik Sense, is helping us to reduce the time taken to install business fibre connections.

Sir Vince Cable connects with our engineers in Twickenham

15 Feb 2019
Sir Vince Cable has been hitting the streets with our engineers to find out about how we’re bringing full-fibre broadband to homes and businesses in Twickenham.
Engineers working on a cabinet

We’re proud to be shortlisted for three awards

06 Feb 2019
We’re pleased and proud to announce that we've been shortlisted for awards at the Learning Awards 2019 and the West London Business Awards 2019.

Our transparency approach

28 Jan 2019
Openreach’s MD of corporate affairs talks about how we’re publishing our plans to make FTTP broadband available to three million homes and businesses by 2020.

Recruitment Trainee Engineers

28 Jan 2019
Openreach is hiring 3,000 new trainee engineers – our biggest recruitment effort ever. They'll help us keep driving the UK’s digital revolution.

11 New Fibre First Locations

28 Jan 2019
Openreach is expanding its fibre to the premises network to 11 new areas. This will get full fibre to three million homes and businesses by the end of 2020.

Fastershire Hereford

24 Jan 2019
At Openreach we’re working with our partner Fastershire to help more than 2,000 homes and businesses across Hereford access superfast broadband for the first time.

Fibre Rollout in Wales

18 Jan 2019
Openreach is working with the Welsh Government to get more people and businesses access to fast fibre broadband across Wales, especially in rural areas.

Oliver Mundell MSP Connects With High Speed Fibre Broadband in Dumfriesshire

15 Jan 2019
Openreach engineers have been showing Oliver Mundell, a member of the Scottish Parliament, our progress with fibre broadband in Dumfries and Galloway.

Superfast fibre puts Classlochie Farm on the map

09 Jan 2019
The remote Classlochie Farm development is now an ultrafast hub thanks to a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach. Read how they got fibre broadband.

Government grants prove just the business to bring fibre to 'forgotten parish' of Hannington

02 Jan 2019
Government grants prove just the business to bring fibre to 'forgotten parish' of Hannington

Keep the UK Connected Winter

24 Dec 2018
We’re stocking up on supplies and investing in our network to keep all Openreach customers connected this winter – whatever the weather has in store.

Emergency Response in the Isles of Scilly

20 Dec 2018
Openreach is working on the Isles of Scilly to make sure they stay connected to the mainland, and to try to stop any problems with communications services.

Our engineers beef up broadband in London’s Smithfield Market

18 Dec 2018
Openreach has installed full fibre technology at Smithfield meat market in London. So these Grade II listed buildings now have ultrafast connectivity.

Scottish Islands ultrafast broadband

18 Dec 2018
Openreach is installing new full fibre networks in housing developments in the Scottish Isles, making them some of the best connected in the country.

Altnaharra

17 Dec 2018
Openreach is working with remote communities like the hamlet of Altnaharra to get them ultrafast broadband, as part of the Community Fibre Partnerships scheme.

Cumbrian primary school now learning at light speed

14 Dec 2018
Pupils at Stoneraise primary in Cumbria have light speed fibre broadband thanks to a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach. See how it's helped the school.

Cumbrian pupils wrap up broadband cabinet

14 Dec 2018
Openreach is playing a part in the community in Cumbria by showing local children what we do in the background to keep us all connected to superfast broadband.

Secret bunker in Scotland goes full fibre

06 Dec 2018
Premises across Fife can now upgrade to fibre broadband. Openreach visited Scotland’s Secret Bunker to find out how this can help them attract more visitors.

Swansea Fibre First

05 Dec 2018
Swansea is the latest area of the UK to benefit from Openreach’s multimillion pound fibre investment and will be able to get ultrafast broadband speeds.

Nepal SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity

04 Dec 2018
Find out about the Openreach team who trekked in sub-zero temperatures through the Himalayas to raise over £50,000 for SSAFA, the armed forces charity.

Gfast Ultrafast New Locations

26 Nov 2018
Openreach is extending the Gfast network to 81 locations in the UK. This will bring faster, more reliable broadband to around a million homes and businesses.

Sarah Calam wants to encourage more women to enter STEM professions

13 Nov 2018
Openreach engineer Sarah Calam talks about what it’s like to work in a traditionally male-dominated area, and how engineering is a viable career for young women.

INCA Conference

06 Nov 2018
Openreach’s CEO and director of corporate affairs are at this year’s INCA conference, talking about policy and regulatory issues affecting the industry.

Cameron Francis

31 Oct 2018
Openreach is inspiring pupils to think about careers in engineering with the fibre showcase – a portable classroom showing how Scotland is digitally connected.

ISPA

30 Oct 2018
Openreach is the headline sponsor of the 2018 ISPA conference. We’ll be talking to the internet service providers who attend about the Fibre First programme.

Dropping price of full fibre broadband to new homes

24 Oct 2018
Openreach is offering property developers a 75 per cent discount on FTTP technology. This could give tens of thousands new homes fast, reliable broadband.

Celebrating excellence in local government

11 Oct 2018
Robert Thorburn, partnership director, talks about the COSLA Excellence Awards, and the positive impact Openreach is having on communities across Scotland.

Coventry Fibre First

02 Oct 2018
Openreach is giving tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Coventry access to fast, reliable broadband with fibre to the premises (FTTP) technology.

Brand Campaign

01 Oct 2018
We’re excited to launch our first Openreach brand campaign. It’s our way of shining a light on the incredible work our engineers do for customers every day.