Openreach this week reveal 81 new locations throughout the UK that will be upgraded to ultrafast broadband.
Speeds on the ultrafast broadband are up to 330Mbps, over seven times the national average which sits at around 46.2Mbps. Openreach say a family of four with this broadband connection can stream 4K content simultaneously with the speed kept intact.
Around 2 million people can access the ultrafast broadband packages. 27.6 million homes and businesses have the ability to connect to the Openreach network, through internet service providers.
BT and Openreach had to separate from each other in 2016 due to complaints from service providers such as Sky and TalkTalk. It was suggested preferential treatment was being given to BT. Openreach have put over £11 Billion into the network within the last ten years. They have laid down 160 million kilometers of cable in that time.
Soon to be connected are; Acomb, Addiscombe, Aintree, Ascot, Bargoed (Cardiff), Barking, Barnsley, Beckenham, Beulah Hill (Croydon), Blackpool, Bootle, Bradford, Broadwell, Canonbury, Chingford, Colchester, Colindale, Dalton in Furness, Daubhill, Deal, Dover, Downloand (Croydon), Earley, Eastbourne, Eastleigh, Enfield, Faversham, Felixstowe, Feltham, Forest Hill, Godalming, Greenwich, Hamilton, Harlesden, Hatch End, Healing, Hendon, Hitchin, Hyde, Kemptown, Kentish Town, Kenton, Leicester Central, Leytonstone, Lincoln, Littlehampton, Llanrumney, Lords, Lower Holloway, Malden, Midland (Birmingham), Mill Hill, Moss Side, North Wembley, Northampton, Oldham, Pendleton, Plympton, Ponders End, Prescot, Primrose Hill, Purfleet, Rainham, Rock Ferry, Rushey Green, Staylbridge, Stamford, Stoke City, Sydenham (Croyden), Teddington, Tewkesbury, Tranent (South East Scotland), Upper Holloway, Urmston (South Manchester), Wallington, Waterloo, Wembley, West Kensington, West Wickham, Willesden, Worthing Central.