Coventry has become the latest area to join the first phase of Openreach’s multi-million-pound fibre investment that covers ten areas across the UK.
Coventry will benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.
The Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology is currently available to tens of thousands of homes and businesses across the city, with Radford being the first area to benefit. FTTP brings speeds of up to 1 Gbps, which is about 24 times faster than the current UK average of 46Mbps, says Openreach. This provides even greater capacity for multiple devices and things like on-demand video, Virtual Reality gaming and smart homes.
Openreach is also rolling out its Fibre First network in Birmingham.