Openreach connects 4.5 million homes to its full fibre network

The £12 billion project aims to gives 20 million premises access to this network by 2030.

Infrastructure provider Openreach has reached its own target of connecting 4.5 million homes to its full fibre network.

The £12 billion project has so far expanded the network across more than 170 million locations in the UK’s biggest cities like London, Birmingham and Manchester. 

To date, 550 market towns and villages have also been included in the rollout.

Openreach’s engineers continued to work through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to provide more than 1.9 million homes access to this network in the last year alone. 

This network, which consists of fibre-optic cabling all the way from the exchange to the green street cabinet to your home, is capable of providing speeds of up to a lightning fast 1Gbps. 

Their eventual target is to connect up 20 million premises nationwide by the end of 2030. 

This will cover what’s known as the “final third,” so more than million premises in the UK’s hard-to-reach areas. 

It’s the UK government’s aim that 85% of the population will have access to gigabit broadband by the year 2025. 

Source: Advanced Television

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