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Sir Vince Cable connects with our engineers in Twickenham

15 Feb 2019
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Sir Vince Cable MP has visited our engineers in Twickenham to see first-hand how new, future-proof full-fibre broadband technology deployment is changing the lives of his constituents.

After meeting with our CEO, Clive Selley, at the Kneller Hall Exchange, Sir Vince went out into the streets and met engineers to learn more about Openreach’s deployment of Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) or “full-fibre” technology into homes and businesses in the area.

We’re currently building FTTP at a rate of 13,000 premises per week in the UK, and this quick build rate is making a big difference to people living and working in this part of London.

Full-fibre broadband connections can deliver download speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second - enough bandwidth for a family of four to all stream ultra HD or 4k quality movies or TV simultaneously, without interruptions, waiting or buffering. Downloading a typical HD film would take less time than it takes to make a cup of tea.

Sir Vince Cable said, “I was delighted to meet the engineers who are rolling out full fibre in Twickenham. It was particularly interesting to hear about the next generation of broadband and the difference that a reliable, resilient connection will make to homes and businesses in the area.”