Press Releases • Jul 04, 2017 15:10 BST
They say every cloud has a silver lining and nowhere is this more true than for a group of residents on the new Silverwoods housing estate in Kidderminster. Around 210 households on the site of a former sugar factory are looking forward to getting superfast fibre broadband after thinking they might be left in the information slow lane. Mark Garnier MP has welcomed the co-funding initiative.
Digital Minister hails 'great success' of Superfast Staffordshire roll-out as more East Staffs villages to benefit; Fradley firm welcomes new technology
Press Releases • Jun 30, 2017 10:41 BST
Admaston, Booth and Hanbury are among the local communities to benefit from the £1.7m expansion of Superfast Staffordshire. Demand for new technology has been especially high in Abbots Bromley, Alrewas, Barton-Under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent, Field, Fradley, Kings Bromley and Yoxall. The timely arrival of superfast broadband has helped to safeguard creative digital agency’s Fradley base.
Digital Minister hails 'great success' of Superfast Staffordshire as more north Staffordshire and Moorlands communities to benefit
Press Releases • Jun 30, 2017 10:33 BST
Crowborough, Freehay, Grindley, Leycett, Little Bridgeford, Oakamoor, Oakley Folly, Ranton Green and Stanshope are among the local communities to benefit from a £1.7m expansion of Superfast Staffordshire. Demand for new technology has been among the highest in Bradley, Dapple Heath, Ipstones, Seighford, Swynnerton and Waterhayes Farm.
Digital Minister hails 'great success' of Superfast Staffordshire roll-out as £1.7m boost set to help more South Staffs homes and businesses
Press Releases • Jun 30, 2017 10:26 BST
Blymhill Lawns, Brineton, Comberford, Four Ashes, Grindley, Hilton, Leycett, Little Bridgeford, Lower Stonnall, Pipe Hill, Ranton Green, Thorpe Constantine and Whittington (nr Stourbridge) are among the local areas to benefit. Take-up's been among the highest in Bobbington, Bourne Vale, Dapple Heath, Featherstone, Great Chatwell, Hawks Green, Little Aston, Seighford, Stonnall and Swynnerton.
From Roman Roads to the 21st Century Digital Superhighway - some of Warwickshire's oldest villages to get superfast fibre broadband
Press Releases • Jun 26, 2017 15:32 BST
Baddesley Clinton, Corley Ash, Church Lawford, Danzey Green, Upper and Lower Shuckburgh, Wibtoft and Copston Magna will be among the next communities to get access to high-speed technology as the CSW Broadband partnership - led by Warwickshire County Council and BT - is set to span all corners of the county.
Press Releases • Jun 21, 2017 15:15 BST
New technology being rolled out across rural Shropshire is helping small businesses to grab a bigger share of overseas markets. According to Martyn Rowlands, managing director and founder of Pipekit Ltd, upgrading to superfast broadband has transformed the way they do business and catapulted them onto the world stage. Their fibre provider is using the network being rolled out by Openreach.
Press Releases • Jun 14, 2017 12:44 BST
Pensham Fields, Pensham near Pershore, is to become one of the smallest communities in UK to benefit from BT’s pioneering Community Fibre Partnerships programme.
Press Releases • May 16, 2017 10:44 BST
A Coventry-based broadband engineer, from Northampton, is swapping the information superhighway for the hills of Yorkshire – but it’s all for a great cause. Damian Woolliscroft, who works for Openreach, is taking part in a gruelling 100 kilometre trek in aid of Blind Veterans Charity UK on June 17.
Superfast Telford achieves major milestone as demand for high-speed broadband doubles in just six months
Press Releases • Apr 06, 2017 12:13 BST
Twice as many people are reaping the benefits of the Superfast Telford roll-out of fibre broadband compared with just six months ago, lead partners Telford & Wrekin Council and BT announced today. More than 3,000 households and businesses now able to get new superfast fibre technology as a result of the partnership. They include the Chidlow family from Lightmoor.
Black Country Broadband Project gets £1.2 million cash injection as technology roll-out reaches 40,000 households and businesses
Press Releases • Apr 06, 2017 12:04 BST
Black Country people are being urged to make the most of the new superfast broadband being rolled out across the region. The call comes as the multi-million pound Black Country Broadband Project – led by the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and BT – announced it had now reached another major milestone, making the technology available to more than 40,000 premises.
Press Releases • Mar 20, 2017 13:24 GMT
Burmington, Cathiron, Fulready, Maxstoke, Newnham Paddox, Preston Bagot, Willey, Wishaw and Woolscott will be among the next villages to get access to high-speed fibre technology as part of the multi-million pound CSW Broadband roll-out led by Warwickshire County Council and BT, as part of the Government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme.
Press Releases • Mar 20, 2017 09:15 GMT
Openreach is recruiting 140 trainee engineers in the West Midlands, of which around 25 will be based in Shropshire. Candidates to experience 360 degree simulation of life as an engineer – including climbing telephone poles and inspecting underground chambers. New recruits will work to extend the fibre broadband network, improve customer service and keep the West Midlands connected.
Press Releases • Mar 20, 2017 09:00 GMT
Didcot, Oxford and Witney will be among the locations included in recruitment drive. Candidates to experience 360 degree simulation of life as an engineer – including climbing telephone poles and inspecting underground chambers . New recruits will work to extend the fibre broadband network, improve customer service and keep the region connected.
Press Releases • Mar 20, 2017 09:00 GMT
Openreach is recruiting 140 trainee engineers across the West Midlands. Candidates to experience 360 degree simulation of life as an engineer – including climbing telephone poles and inspecting underground chambers . New recruits will work to extend the fibre broadband network, improve customer service and keep the West Midlands connected.
Press Releases • Mar 17, 2017 17:39 GMT
Matt Hancock, the Minister of State for Digital and Culture, has hailed the pace of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire roll-out as a ‘tremendous boost for the local economy’. The partnership - led by Oxfordshire County Council and BT - has already reached more than 6,500 businesses including leading companies at Milton Park.
Thousands more Worcestershire households and businesses to get fibre broadband boost thanks to £3.7 million expansion
Press Releases • Mar 07, 2017 18:34 GMT
Communities in all of Worcestershire's six districts are set to benefit from the multi-million pound expansion of Superfast Worcestershire; meanwhile Government Minister, Matt Hancock, has hailed the high demand for fibre broadband in the county.
Press Releases • Mar 03, 2017 15:48 GMT
Superfast Jonnie Peacock is helping to spread the word about superfast broadband. Youngsters at a West Midlands primary school are under starter’s orders to welcome the gold medal athlete to Dudley after winning a national competition organised by BT.
Superfast Staffordshire tees up £400,000 plan to help its most remote communities get superfast broadband
Press Releases • Feb 28, 2017 12:08 GMT
A £400,000 drive to make superfast fibre broadband available in even more of Staffordshire’s most remote communities is in full swing. It has been welcomed by Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley. A new golf course will be among the first businesses to benefit.
Press Releases • Feb 28, 2017 09:10 GMT
Some of the county’s oldest villages – featured in the Domesday Book – will be among the next communities to benefit from the new tech being rolled out by the CSW Broadband partnership, lead partners Warwickshire County Council and BT announced today.
Press Releases • Feb 14, 2017 14:00 GMT
The pace of life in one of Gloucestershire’s oldest villages is set to speed up thanks to an innovative partnership between residents, BT and the Government. The deal will enable around 130 households in English Bicknor, in the Forest of Dean, to get superfast fibre broadband.