Articles tagged with 'west midlands' | Openreach

Press and Media | Openreach (west midlands)

2021
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 theWest 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 unique...
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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 U...
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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 represent...
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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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28
January
2019
| 07:00 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 180 trainee engineers will be hired across the West Midlands, as part of a huge recruitment drive announced (Monday 28 January 2019) by Openreach....
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28
January
2019
| 01:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Amber Rudd opens new training centre for engineers in Peterborough and welcomes 3,000 new apprentice engineers, highlighting the number of women now moving into the sector 11 additional build locations revealed as Openreach accelerates its full fibre...
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10
January
2019
| 09:22 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach is stocking up on thousands of snow shoes, salt and screenwash to make sure millions of people stay connected in the event of severe weather this winter....
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2018
06
December
2018
| 16:15 Europe/Amsterdam
​A high-speed fibre broadband connection is one of the key factors people consider when buying or renting a property, according to a Staffordshire estate agent....
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02
October
2018
| 10:45 Europe/Amsterdam
Coventry has been announced as the latest area to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors....
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01
October
2018
| 08:44 Europe/Amsterdam
31,000 employees move from BT Group into Openreach Limited Final major milestone in creating a more independent, legally separate business BT’s ‘Northern Ireland Networks’ engineering division rebranded ‘Openreach Northern Ireland’ Openreach, ...
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28
August
2018
| 09:41 Europe/Amsterdam
​Tamworth now has near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme that’s making faster download speeds available to most of Staffordshire....
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10
July
2018
| 01:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach has chosen two of the world’s leading communications technology companies, Huawei and Nokia, to help deliver its national rollout of Fibre-To-The-Premises (FTTP) technology – which will reach three million British homes and businesses acros...
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25
June
2018
| 11:52 Europe/Amsterdam
​New cutting edge broadband technology is heading to the West Midlands as Openreach gets ready to make its new network available to more than 34,000 homes and businesses there....
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