Fibre broadband reaches 300,000 Birmingham premises

Monday, October 20th 2014
Over 300,000 homes and businesses in Birmingham have now been connected to fibre broadband, thanks to BT Openreach.
Fibre broadband reaches 300,000 Birmingham premises
A significant milestone has been reached in Birmingham, as 300,000 homes and businesses have now gained a connection to superfast fibre optic broadband.

BT Openreach Engineers have been delivering the high-speed technology to premises throughout the city and its surrounding areas, as part of the service provider's £2.5 billion nationwide rollout programme.

In addition, BT is also involved in several smaller, regional connectivity initiatives, such as the Black Country Broadband Project and the CSW Broadband partnership.

Chief Executive of Marketing Birmingham Neil Rami commented: "This improved digital connectivity, combined with new developments, such as the transformation of New Street station, is establishing Birmingham as a highly competitive business destination now and into the future."

However, it is not just companies that are benefiting from the arrival of better broadband in Birmingham, as local residents can now complete tasks such as downloading videos and online shopping much faster than before.

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