Full fibre broadband headed for East England towns

A recent announcement from BT-owned telecoms operator Openreach has confirmed that more towns in East England will soon have access to high-speed broadband connections.

The report stated that another 67 locations in the region will benefit from the latest update including Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.

Openreach’s regional director for the Eastern England, Kieran Wines, commented:

“We plan to build even further across the region, to more cities and towns, and our most rural communities. And our engineers, of which more than 3,500 live in the region, are doing this at a rapid pace – despite this being a hugely complex engineering project.”

Some of the villages and towns listed by Openreach in its recent update include Hockliffe, Hexton and Toddington in Bedfordshire, Crafts Hill and Steeple Morden in Cambridgeshire, Ramsey, Ridgewell and Saffron Walden in Essex, Puckeridge and Tring in Herefordshire, Barrow, Snape and Nayland in Suffolk and Brancaster and Pulham Market in Norfolk, among many others.

Businesses and homes in the new East of England locations will now join over 1.2 million customers that already enjoy access to the enhanced internet offering.

A spokesperson for Openreach commented that the company now had another 517 locations in its sights that it aimed to connect to full fibre broadband, to serve a 2.7 million more commercial and residential premises.

Statistics from the telecom company state that over 4.7 million homes and businesses in the UK have already made the move to upgrade their service to full fibre.