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More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2018 15:18 BST

BT’s chief executive praised the “achievement” of a Tech Literacy campaign during a visit to one of the participating schools in North Birmingham and called for even more schools and community helpers to get involved to help them reach even more. More than half of the 1,800 primary schools in the West Midlands Combined Authority area have benefitted from the Barefoot Computing Project.

West Midlands dials up more than 450 phone box 'adoptions' as world's smallest night club makes it 5,000 in the UK

West Midlands dials up more than 450 phone box 'adoptions' as world's smallest night club makes it 5,000 in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2018 16:44 BST

Today we're celebrating BT's payphone adoption scheme passing the 5,000 mark. There are around 455 adopted phone boxes across the West Midlands, including more than 80 in Staffordshire, over 90 in Warwickshire, 70 in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, 72 in Herefordshire and 123 in Worcestershire. The scheme was launched to help communities wanting to preserve a much-loved, little-used landmark.

BT celebrates 40 years of worldwide communications from West Midlands earth station with reunion for retired employees

BT celebrates 40 years of worldwide communications from West Midlands earth station with reunion for retired employees

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2018 11:31 BST

BT wants to hear from retired employees who used to work at its international communications centre in Herefordshire as part of a series of events being planned to mark the hub's 40th anniversary later this year.

BT looking for 90 West Midlands Young People to Kick-Start Their Careers  - free work placements up for grabs

BT looking for 90 West Midlands Young People to Kick-Start Their Careers - free work placements up for grabs

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2018 08:52 BST

Birmingham, Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall and West Bromwich are among the next locations to host courses preparing youngsters for the world of work.

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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.