BT to bring ultrafast broadband to 227 towns and villages

Around 250,000 homes and businesses will be covered by the rollout.

BT’s Openreach has announced its plans to provide 227 market towns and villages with access to ultrafast broadband. 

It was previously too difficult to connect up smaller, more rural locations like East Grinstead, West Sussex; Fleetwood, Lancashire; Gillingham, Kent and Buckfastleigh, Devon.

The subsidiary has however been working on developing new techniques and “scouting the world for the very best and latest tools” to get the job done.

Objects at their disposable include the Ditch Witch which can cut a trench along the side of the road and a diamond cutter that’s able to install 700 metres of cable in a day.

Its estimated that 250,000 UK homes and businesses will benefit from the project.

The operation forms part of Openreach’s larger plan to bring ultrafast broadband to four millions homes and businesses by March 2021 and a further 15 million by the middle of the decade.

“We welcome Openreach's plan to expand its full-fibre network, using the double boost of investment and innovation to deliver fast, reliable connectivity to rural communities, from South Wales to Suffolk,” said Felicity Burch, the director of digital and innovation at the Confederation of British Industry. 

Source: Daily Mail

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