Openreach to upgrade broadband for 250,000 Hampshire

Openreach to upgrade broadband for 250,000 Hampshire homes

Openreach has announced today that it is upgrading a further 35 cities, towns and villages in the county as part of its commercial investment in digital infrastructure across the UK.

This includes homes in Southampton, Eastleigh, Hamble and Hythe, among others in the region.

They will join the more than 200,000 homes and businesses across the county which already have access to this technology, thanks to Openreach’s work.

Across the UK, the company has published updated plans to build Full Fibre broadband to 517 additional locations – covering a further 2.7m homes and businesses.

Martin Williams, Openreach’s regional director for the South East, said: “This is a huge infrastructure success story across the region. No company is building faster or further in Europe, that we’re aware of.

Daily Echo: Martin WilliamsMartin Williams (Image: Openreach)

“We won’t be stopping either. We plan to build even further across the region, to more cities and towns, and our most rural communities.

“And our engineers, of which 4,800 live in the region, are doing this at a rapid pace – despite this being a hugely complex engineering project.

“Our fibre checker has the latest information about our work in your area, but only 37% of premises across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight which can order a new ultrafast service have done so, as upgrades aren’t automatic. Once Full Fibre is available where you live, you’ll need to place an order with a provider of your choice to get connected and we’ll do the rest!

“Openreach’s network offers the widest choice of providers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and Zen – which means people have lots of choice and can get a great deal.”

The work is all part of Openreach’s £15b project to upgrade the UK’s broadband infrastructure – making gigabit-capable technology available to 25 million homes and businesses by the end of 2026, including 6.2m in harder-to-reach more remote and rural areas.

A full list of locations which will be upgraded is below:

  1. Bentley
  2. Brighstone
  3. Brockenhurst
  4. Bursledon
  5. Cadnam
  6. Chandlers Ford
  7. Crondall
  8. Eastleigh
  9. Emsworth
  10. Fair Oak
  11. Farnborough
  12. Godshill
  13. Hamble
  14. Hampton
  15. Harestock
  16. Hayling Island
  17. Horndean
  18. Hythe
  19. Kings Somborne
  20. Liss
  21. Monk Sherborne
  22. Moorhill
  23. New Milton
  24. Oakley
  25. Rownhams
  26. Shirley
  27. Silchester
  28. Southampton
  29. Tadley
  30. Waterlooville
  31. West Wellow
  32. Weyhill
  33. Winchester
  34. Woolston
  35. Yarmouth

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