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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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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.

A romp back through our highlights of 2019

12 Dec 2019
2019 has been a busy year in Openreach’s history – from accelerated Full Fibre build to recruitment drives. Read all the highlights here.

Looking forward to lighting up Salisbury for a much-loved Christmas event

09 Dec 2019
We’re working to make Salisbury the first city in the country with universal access to our future-proof, next generation Full Fibre broadband in what’s expected to be the fastest city-wide network build in the UK.

Some see barriers, others only see the goal

25 Nov 2019
Ex-RAF high flyer, Cheryl Burgess, who now works on Full Fibre broadband delivery, shares her story and career advice as part of our blog series for #BalanceforBetter - the International Women’s Day campaign.

Full Fibre Broadband is going to turbocharge the economy - here's how

11 Nov 2019
Experts at the Centre for Economics and Business Research have studied the link between Full Fibre connectivity and the nation’s future prosperity.

Northern Ireland to benefit from full fibre broadband

15 Aug 2019
Openreach have invested significantly to make full fibre broadband available to 325,000 premises across Northern Ireland by the summer of 2021.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.