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Faster Broadband Underpins UK Business Improvement Districts

28 Sep 2018
Openreach Community Fibre Partnerships have helped businesses in Cardiff and Sutton Coldfield. Read about our work with UK Business Improvement Districts.

The Wirral

25 Sep 2018
The Wirral will now benefit from the Openreach Fibre First programme. This investment means we can bring fibre from the exchange to people’s front doors.

Audit Scotland’s latest updates confirms success of the Digital Scotland rollout

20 Sep 2018
Audit Scotland’s latest report shows that the Openreach Digital Scotland rollout – building full fibre networks – is bringing faster broadband to remote areas.

Our response to Audit Scotland and the success of the Digital Scotland roll-out

20 Sep 2018
Our response to Audit Scotland and the success of the Digital Scotland roll-out

Achnasheen

12 Sep 2018
Our Openreach engineers battled weather and wildlife to deliver ultrafast broadband to the remote Scottish Highlands. Watch our video to see how they did it.

Hannah’s trainee engineer journey – part 4

11 Sep 2018
Newly qualified Openreach engineer, Hannah, talks about training to become an engineer, and her experiences during her first few weeks in her new job.

Channel Live

10 Sep 2018
Openreach MD Katie Milligan spoke at Channel Live. She told the audience about our investment to bring fibre broadband to more homes and businesses in the UK.

100 mile hike for armed forces charity

28 Aug 2018
One of our Openreach teams is raising money for the armed forces charity, SSAFA. They're hiking 100 miles – one mile for every year since the 1918 Armistice.

Remote Highland communities set to rocket to ultrafast broadband speeds

22 Aug 2018
Remote Highland communities scattered across 26 miles of rugged terrain set to get UK’s fastest more reliable broadband – thanks to partnership with Openreach.

Merseyside Business Expo Announces Openreach as Headline Sponsor

22 Aug 2018
Shout Network, organisers of the Merseyside Business Expo, have announced Openreach as headline sponsor at the Liverpool Exhibition Centre on 19th October 2018.

Broadband Boosts Our Economic Growth

20 Aug 2018
Openreach is pleased to see a new Government report highlighting the economic impact and value of superfast broadband. Our video shows our work in Wales.

The Princess Royal Training Award

16 Aug 2018
Open Street, Openreach’s new training school, wins a Princess Royal Training Award. The facility helps engineers train without affecting the network.

We've won a Princess Royal Training Award

16 Aug 2018
We’ve won a Princess Royal Training Award for our Open Street facility – where our Openreach engineers train in a replica of a typical British street.

Fibre Broadband For 900-000 Scottish Premises

14 Aug 2018
More people in Scotland can connect to fibre broadband, thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. People in rural areas will also benefit.

Wholesale discounts to help Britain upgrade its broadband

23 Jul 2018
At Openreach, we’ve introduced wholesale discounts to help more people in Britain get faster and more reliable broadband.

Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review

22 Jul 2018
At Openreach, we’re heartened by the Government’s plan to encourage full fibre investment. See our response to the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review.

We are very proud of what we've delivered in Wales

19 Jul 2018
Thanks to Openreach engineers, 733,000 premises across Wales have fast fibre broadband. And we’re working hard to connect even more people in the country.

Openreach green driver of the year

15 Jul 2018
We teach our Openreach engineers to drive in ways that save fuel and reduce vehicle emissions. And Engineer Antony Swain leads the way as our green driver of 2018.

We’re proudly changing our logo ahead of Pride in London

03 Jul 2018
We’re changing the Openreach logo to support Pride in London and our LGBT+ employees. Because we believe our people should be free to be who they are.

We're proud to support Armed Forces

29 Jun 2018
In recognition of their hard work, dedication and efforts to keep us safe in the UK and across the globe, we are proud to be supporting Armed Forces Day.

Openreach Supporting Our Armed Forces

28 Jun 2018
Our chairman, Mike McTighe, speaks with ex-services and engineer Megan Krajicek about her move from serving in the army to becoming an Openreach engineer.

Communities and Openreach celebrate a full fibre future

26 Jun 2018
Communities from across the UK met in London to celebrate bringing fibre broadband to areas with poor connections thanks to Openreach Community Fibre Partnerships.

Meet Giuseppe

23 Jun 2018
Giuseppe is an Openreach job allocator and army reservist. He explains how the skills he learns in both the army and at Openreach balance each other.

Meet Nicholas

22 Jun 2018
Nicholas has moved from the Royal Military Police to become an engineer at Openreach. He describes the similarities, like staying fit and being on time.

Meet Megan

20 Jun 2018
Meet Megan, one of our trainee engineers. Find out how training and qualifying as an Openreach engineer was a natural fit for her after leaving the army.

Cardiff's Victorian arcades get superfast boost

14 Jun 2018
Cardiff’s Victorian arcades in the city's popular Castle Quarter get a superfast broadband boost thanks to a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach.

Community scheme will bring fastest broadband speeds to historic Somerset village

04 Jun 2018
The historic Somerset village of Lydford-on-Fosse will see some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK thanks to a partnership with residents and Openreach.

Hannah Blog Three

28 May 2018
Openreach trainee engineer, Hannah, shares the highs and lows of climbing ladders and poles. And she reveals what you can expect in weeks two–five of our training.

Community scheme brings high-speed broadband to community in Moston

24 May 2018
A partnership between local residents and Openreach will make high-speed fibre broadband available to around 148 homes in Moston, Greater Manchester.

Walkers in Snowdonia set to benefit as fibre broadband takes ultrafast step forward

22 May 2018
An Openreach Community Fibre Partnership brings a boost to Nant Gwynant in north Wales, which can now access some of the fastest broadband speeds in Europe.

Training Scotlands Digital Engineers of the Future

20 May 2018
Openreach HR director Kevin Brady explains how we’re training the next generation of fibre network engineers. And it starts at our new facility in Scotland.

Clive Full Fibre Conference

25 Apr 2018
Openreach CEO Clive Selley spoke at Ofcom’s Full Fibre conference in 2018. Read his speech to learn about our goals as the nation’s full fibre builder.

Joining The Openreach Family

24 Apr 2018
Openreach trainee engineer, Hannah, explains what to expect during your application and interview. And she shares highlights from her first week of training.

Community scheme brings ultrafast broadband out to play for nursery school

23 Apr 2018
Residents and children in Over Peover, Knutsford benefit from faster broadband speeds thanks to a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach. Read more.

Meet Hannah

16 Apr 2018
Hannah explains how a chance meeting with an Openreach team encouraged her to become an engineer. And how she’s hoping to inspire her young daughter and others.

Fibre to the premises (FTTP) for commercial sites

03 Apr 2018
From 1 April 2018 Openreach will deliver FTTP infrastructure to all purely commercial sites.

Businesses with ultrafast broadband wouldn't be without it

28 Mar 2018
Hundreds of businesses have already benefited from faster internet speeds by partnering with Openreach. Discover the benefits of upgrading to fibre broadband.

TV weatherman forecasts a high-speed broadband future for schools, homes and businesses

28 Mar 2018
Faster broadband reaches the village of Orsett, Essex thanks to a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach. Read how schools, homes and businesses have benefited.

£30,000 for communities with a charity for fibre broadband

19 Mar 2018
BT has a long history of supporting charities, whether that’s through fundraising or sharing their skills, technology and expertise.

Building Openreach’s army of engineers by Kevin Brady, HR director

15 Mar 2018
Openreach is embarking on the greatest recruitment drive in our history as we accelerate plans to build a full fibre network across the country.

Meet Arrondeep

15 Mar 2018
After Openreach fixed his broadband, Arrondeep was inspired to train as an engineer. He tells us about a typical day and why he loves working at Openreach.

Fibre fund boosts fast broadband roll-out to Staffordshire rural communities

13 Mar 2018
People living and working in two Staffordshire communities are looking forward to getting some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country, thanks to an innovative scheme to ensure the county’s smallest communities don’t miss out on the latest technology.

Northern Ireland’s first Community Fibre Partnership set to turn broadband not spot into hot spot

12 Mar 2018
Northern Ireland’s first Community Fibre Partnership set to turn broadband not spot into hot spot

New equipment for installing ultrafast broadband in newly built homes

14 Feb 2018
In December Openreach launched new equipment for installing ultrafast broadband in newly built homes.

Openreach super donor

14 Feb 2018
Openreach manager Mike Robinson has made more than 250 blood donations to help cancer patients. So the NHS has given him an award to recognise his support.

Couple re-connect

13 Feb 2018
Retired Openreach employees Mick and Teresa Dunckley met at the Ealing exchange. So they returned there to celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary.

50th community benefits from superfast broadband grant

07 Feb 2018
Residents living in Knowle West, Bristol will be the 50th community to benefit from high speed internet after they set up a Community Fibre Partnership with Openreach.

Ditcham digs for ultrafast

30 Jan 2018
The Hampshire rural hamlet of Ditcham upgraded to ultrafast speeds with the help of Openreach's Community Fibre Partnership programme, BT's grant scheme and self-dig.

Partnership to bring ultrafast broadband to homes and businesses in Cuckfield, West Sussex

12 Jan 2018
Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnerships scheme to deliver the latest Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) technology in Cuckfield.

Openreach community fibre programme brings £340m worth of benefits

08 Jan 2018
A new report says Openreach’s Community Fibre Partnerships (CFP) programme will lead to substantial business, social and economic benefits.