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Apprentices needed for growing high-tech West Midlands digital delivery business

Apprentices needed for growing high-tech West Midlands digital delivery business

Press Releases   •   Feb 16, 2018 12:37 GMT

BT is looking for young talent to join a growing area of its business which is changing the way engineers work. They will be working for Pelipod, a company based at Birmingham Business Park, near Solihull, which produces and monitors thousands of ‘intelligent’ locked parcel boxes across the UK, and will form a key part of Pelipod's exciting expansion plans.

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 45,500 homes across the West Midlands

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 45,500 homes across the West Midlands

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 16:49 GMT

EE has successfully trialled a new 4G antenna solution to provide rural homes with superfast broadband as fast as fibre. With 4G coverage in more places than any other operator, 580,000 UK homes - including more than 45,500 in the West Midlands - could benefit. Customers can use EE’s new combined 4G and fixed broadband line checker to find the best home broadband connection for them.

West Midlands businesses urged to compete in BT and Cabinet Office search for small companies with big tech ideas

West Midlands businesses urged to compete in BT and Cabinet Office search for small companies with big tech ideas

Press Releases   •   Feb 07, 2018 00:01 GMT

BT has launched a competition for small and medium businesses in partnership with the Cabinet Office and TechHub to find the latest innovations to boost digital public services, defence and retail. It has the backing of Margot James, MP for Stourbridge, who is the new Minister for Digital and the Creative Industries, who said: "We want the UK to be the best place to grow a digital business."

BT staff from around the West Midlands under starter's orders for Sport Relief

BT staff from around the West Midlands under starter's orders for Sport Relief

Press Releases   •   Jan 16, 2018 13:21 GMT

BT workers are re-creating the magic of the Olympic torch relay for Sport Relief – with a bit of a twist. West Midlands staff, including some in Birmingham, Burton-on-Trent, Coventry, Stoke, Telford and Wolverhampton, are teaming up with colleagues from other parts of the UK for a gruelling 2,100-mile, 52-day challenge - and other sporting antics - from Aberdeen to BT’s London headquarters.

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Broadband speeds set to soar in rural business park in Staffordshire

Broadband speeds set to soar in rural business park in Staffordshire

News   •   Jan 25, 2017 09:58 GMT

Brookside Business Park becomes second Staffordshire community to benefit from innovative community fibre partnership led by Superfast Staffordshire - the partnership spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT as part of the Government's Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme - and BT's Community Fibre Partnerships programme.

Openreach recruits another 100 West Midlands engineers and apprentices

Openreach recruits another 100 West Midlands engineers and apprentices

News   •   Sep 22, 2016 14:01 BST

Birmingham, Cannock, Coventry, Dudley, Hereford, Kidderminster Leamington Spa, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Tamworth, Telford, Walsall, Wolverhampton and Worcester are among the places they'll be based. As well as providing new services and fixing faults more quickly, they will be supporting the roll-out of faster fibre broadband - now available to more than two million regional premises.

Pupil 'unwraps' new Superfast Telford mascot - and first fibre cabinet

Pupil 'unwraps' new Superfast Telford mascot - and first fibre cabinet

News   •   Dec 18, 2015 17:05 GMT

First fibre cabinet goes live in Dawley; Digital Economy Minister welcomes the news

Festive Fibre Broadband Boost for more than 6,000 Black Country businesses and homes

Festive Fibre Broadband Boost for more than 6,000 Black Country businesses and homes

News   •   Dec 17, 2015 10:11 GMT

The Black Country Broadband Project delivered some seasonal cheer with news that more than 6,000 businesses and households are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the ambitious programme.