Openreach has added 67 more locations to its Fibre Cities programme where it will be building FTTP broadband technology. Work will begin in March 2021.
Overall, more than 560 towns, cities, boroughs, villages and hamlets have been included in the company’s Fibre First programme – a £12 billion project to build full fibre technology to 20 million premises throughout the UK by the mid-to-late 2020s, assuming the right regulatory and political fibre enablers are in place.
Openreach’s website has been updated with a simplified view of the build programme, including indicative maps.
Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach, said: "Despite the challenges of the pandemic we’re continuing to make great strides towards our goal to build ultrafast, ultra-reliable broadband to 20 million homes and businesses.
“This new digital platform can help the UK’s economy bounce back quicker from the Covid-19 crisis and, while a full recovery is likely to be measured in years rather than months, there’s strong evidence that full fibre broadband could help to turbo-charge that process."