, the UK’s digital network, are trialing a range of new tools and techniques, to upgrade rural communities to faster, more reliable and future-proof broadband technology.
According to recent government statistics, around 11 million people in the UK (approximately 17% of
the population) live in rural areas. Engineers will be deploying full fibre to upgrade 50,000 homes and businesses in villages and market towns.
Openreach is on track to achieve its full fibre build target of reaching four million homes and businesses by the end of March 2021. It’s currently passing around 22,000 premises a week with fibre – that’s one every 28 seconds!