02 Oct Billericay and Brentwood set to benefit from the UK’s fastest broadband speeds
Futureproof broadband is coming to 29 new locations including Billericay and Brentwood as Openreach unveils roadmap to four million premises!
Openreach, the UK’s digital infrastructure company, today announced 29 towns, cities and boroughs where it will be building new future-proof Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology over the next year and a half.
For the first time, Openreach is extending the published view of its build plans from 12 to 18 months, providing customers, councils and the general public an extended roadmap to achieving its target of reaching four million homes and business by the end of March 2021.
Work will begin in towns, cities and boroughs across the country including: Aberdeen; Ayr; Aughton; Bradford; Billericay; Brentwood; Basingstoke; Brighton; Balham; Chorleywood; Derby; Hatch End; Lichfield; Molesey; Northampton; Newbury; Norwich; Newcastle (N.I.); Ormskirk; Portrush, Portstewart, Rickmansworth; Royal Tunbridge Wells; Stanecastle; Swindon; Thames Ditton; Tonbridge; Watford; and Wickford during the next 18 months.
Overall, 103 locations across the UK have now been included in Openreach’s multi-billion pound ‘Fibre First’ programme and the company is making full fibre technology available to more than 22,000 homes and businesses every week – keeping it on track to deliver its target of reaching four million premises by the end of March 2021.