Articles tagged with 'West Midlands' | Openreach

Press and Media | Openreach (West Midlands)

2022
07
December
2022
| 12:02 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 85,000 homes and businesses across Staffordshire can already order some of the fastest, most reliable broadband in Europe thanks to a £26 million investment by Openreach.  And more areas are set to benefit, as engineers are now starting wor...
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01
December
2022
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach, the UK’s largest phone and broadband network, is busy preparing for extreme winter weather and has some useful advice for homes and businesses across the West Midlands.The company, which builds and maintains the UK’s largest phone and broa...
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25
May
2022
| 11:15 Europe/Amsterdam
Stoke-on-Trent South MP Jack Brereton has visited Openreach engineers to witness first-hand the innovative engineering techniques being used to deliver Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband across his constituency.He was given a tour of the work, which is m...
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18
May
2022
| 13:32 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach, the UK’s largest broadband infrastructure provider, is joining forces with Ladder for Greater Birmingham with the aim of supporting and promoting apprenticeships across the region.The local campaign, launched in 2018, aims to create thousa...
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11
May
2022
| 14:41 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 70,000 more homes and businesses in the West Midlands – mostly in the borough of Dudley - are set to benefit from a major broadband boost thanks to a £21m[1] investment by Openreach – the UK’s largest digital network provider, used by the l...
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10
February
2022
| 01:01 Europe/Amsterdam
         Openreach today announced it will create and fill more than 300 more jobs across the West Midlands during 2022 – including around 230 apprenticeships – as it continues to invest billions of pounds into its UK broadband network, people and tr...
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09
February
2022
| 15:29 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 159,000 more homes and businesses across the West Midlands are set to benefit from a major broadband boost thanks to a £47m[1] investment by Openreach – the UK’s largest digital network provider, used by the likes of BT, Sky, TalkTalk and V...
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2021
07
December
2021
| 12:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach is seeing a positive change in the number of female recruits joining the company across the West Midlands.It’s after the UK’s largest broadband network - used by customers of hundreds of companies including BT, Sky, Plusnet, TalkTalk and Ze...
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17
November
2021
| 12:49 Europe/Amsterdam
95,000 more homes and businesses across the West Midlands are a step closer to a major broadband boost thanks to a £33m[1] investment by Openreach – the UK’s largest digital network provider, used by more than 660 service providers including the like...
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30
September
2021
| 16:43 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 30 homes in Outhill, near Studley, have seen a huge improvement to their broadband connection in recent months, due to a determined campaign led by local resident and NHS Doctor, Asad Rahim.Frustrated with slow speeds during the pandemic wh...
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24
June
2021
| 08:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Around 334,000 more West Midlands homes and businesses are set to benefit from a broadband boost in the region of £134m[1] thanks to Openreach – the UK’s largest broadband network provider. People living and working in a number of towns and villages ...
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28
May
2021
| 01:15 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today outlined plans to build ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to at least three million more homes and businesses – including around 185,000 in the West Midlands - in some of the UK’s hardest to serve communities[1].  It mean...
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11
May
2021
| 16:41 Europe/Amsterdam
Damage to broadband cabinets, telephone poles and overhead wires across the West Midlands can now be reported to Openreach using precise locations from what3words.What3words grids the whole Earth into three metre squares, with each square given uniqu...
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28
April
2021
| 08:02 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach’s Regional Partnership Director for the West Midlands, Kasam Hussain, today welcomed the findings of a report conducted by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) which shows that a comprehensive Full Fibre network in the regi...
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06
April
2021
| 15:21 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 35 new online training courses are being delivered as part of a multi-million pound investment at Openreach’s training schools – including Yarnfield in Staffordshire – as engineers continue to learn the skills required to keep the UK’s broa...
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03
March
2021
| 12:03 Europe/Amsterdam
A Dudley cafe owner is being presented with a Community Connectors Award by digital network provider Openreach in recognition for her efforts during lockdown.Paula Goodyear, who runs Fountain Arcade Cafe (Market Place) organised meals and the deliver...
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25
February
2021
| 15:06 Europe/Amsterdam
A Warwickshire community group is being presented with a Community Connectors Award by digital network provider Openreach in recognition for their support of the NHS during lockdown.Keeping in contact by phone and email, Wellesbourne Scrubbers - set ...
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11
January
2021
| 12:38 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach is urging people in the small Staffordshire community of Swindon to get behind a bid to make ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband available. The company – supported by the county council - is asking local residents and businesses ...
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2020
18
December
2020
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today bucked the prevailing economic trend by creating at least 160 new West Midlands engineering jobs, to be filled during 2021.The new roles, across Staffordshire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, will en...
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30
September
2020
| 13:26 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach, the UK’s digital network provider, has launched a nationwide ‘Community Connectors’ award programme to recognise people who’ve supported their neighbours during lockdown. The company is asking every MP in the UK to nominate an individual f...
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23
June
2020
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today announced that more than 40,000 homes and businesses in and around Coventry can now access some of the fastest, most reliable broadband anywhere in the UK.As designated key workers, Openreach engineers have been hard at work throughou...
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05
May
2020
| 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam
An increase in abuse directed at Openreach engineers, largely due to a mistaken belief they’re working on 5G, is hampering essential work to keep the Midlands connected. Openreach is the UK’s largest phone and broadband network – used by customers...
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16
April
2020
| 11:23 Europe/Amsterdam
It seems scarcely believable that just a month ago, towns and cities across the West Midlands were packed with shoppers and workers going about their daily business. Life was as close to what used to pass for normal.  But since then, everything ha...
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27
January
2020
| 03:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today outlined plans to make ultrafast, ultra-reliable and future-proof broadband available in 9 market towns and villages across the West Midlands.It’s part of a bigger announcement involving 227[1] ‘harder to reach’ areas across the UK, w...
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07
January
2020
| 14:20 Europe/Amsterdam
Kasam Hussain is Openreach’s new Partnership Director covering the Midlands, strengthening relationships between the UK’s largest telephone and broadband network and local stakeholders.He’ll be working closely with policymakers, council representativ...
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2019
19
December
2019
| 10:22 Europe/Amsterdam
Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to faster broadband in 2020 and improve their access to a broad range of services and opportunities.Faster broadband helps you do more online, and the festive period is a great time to think ab...
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03
December
2019
| 11:57 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach is getting ready for the worst of the winter weather after stocking up on thousands of snow shoes, snow socks for vehicle tyres, bags of salt and litres of screenwash. Lessons learned from dealing with extreme conditions during recent ye...
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11
October
2019
| 09:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Building a nationwide full fibre network is the second-largest infrastructure project in the UK, requiring a physical build to more than 30 million front doors ...
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02
August
2019
| 12:18 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach has given the ‘green’ light to its first fully operational electric vans in a bid to reduce CO2 and eliminate exhaust pollution. The new vehicles, sporting a special design to spell out their green credentials, took to the roads of Birmi...
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05
April
2019
| 10:11 Europe/Amsterdam
More Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to superfast broadband, now that most of the county is able to access the technology....
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