Openreach’s broadband upgrade set to benefit communities in the Midlands

Date posted: May 28, 2024
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Communities across the Midlands are set to benefit from Openreach’s huge broadband upgrade with full fibre heading to over 90 towns in the region.

You can view the plans for areas in the Midlands here

They join more than 2 million homes and businesses across the region who already have access to the UK’s most reliable broadband technology, thanks to Openreach’s work.

Across the UK, the company has published updated plans to build full fibre broadband to a record 517 more locations – covering a further 2.71 million homes and businesses.

Kasam Hussain, regional director for the Midlands, said: “This is a huge infrastructure success story across the Midlands. No company is building faster or further in Europe, that we’re aware of.

“We won’t be stopping either. We plan to build even further across the region, to more cities and towns, and our most rural communities.

“And our engineers, of which more than 5,000 live in the region, are doing this at a rapid pace – despite this being a hugely complex engineering project.

“Our fibre checker has the latest information about our work in your area. It’s also worth noting that upgrades aren’t automatic. Once full fibre is available where you live, you’ll need to place an order to get connected and we’ll do the rest.”

The work is all part of Openreach’s £15 billion project to upgrade the UK’s broadband infrastructure – making gigabit-capable technology available to 25 million homes and businesses by the end of 2026, including 6.2 million in harder to reach more remote and rural areas.

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