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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.