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Coventry to benefit from our multi-million-pound fibre investment programme

02 Oct 2018
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Coventry has been announced as the latest area to benefit from our ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.

Hear from local councils, businesses, Chambers of Commerce and our Openreach teams about building a new fibre network across the UK. 


Tens of thousands of homes and businesses across Coventry will benefit from more reliable, and more resilient Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology. FTTP also brings speeds of up to 1 Gbps, which is about 24 times faster than the current UK average of 46Mbps. This provides even greater capacity for multiple devices and things like on-demand video, Virtual Reality gaming and smart homes.

Recognising the progress being made, Margot James, Digital Minister, said:

”Making sure that people have access to full fibre broadband, as quickly as is realistically possible, is of huge importance. It’s great to see Openreach making significant progress in the West Midlands, adding Coventry to the list of areas to benefit from the early stages of the programme. And it was really interesting to get a behind the scenes look at the civil engineering work that’s at the forefront of introducing this new technology.”

Coventry joins 10 other areas across the UK to benefit from our multi-million-pound fibre investment.

Find out more about our Fibre First programme and FTTP technology here.