If you use providers such as BT, Sky or TalkTalk then some very speedy broadband could be coming your way soon. Openreach, which supplies numerous firms with their internet connections, has just announced a major upgrade to its service in over 60 locations across the UK and it will mean a huge boost for consumers wanting to download files and stream movies in pin-sharp 4K.
The new Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology allows the web to be whizzed into homes without relying on older infrastructure – which can often slow things down to a snail’s pace.
In fact, fibre cables are fully capable of offering speeds at over 1Gbps which is around 16 times faster than the UK average.
Openreach says that this latest update means more than 560 towns, cities, boroughs, villages and hamlets have now been included in the company’s Fibre First programme – a massive £12 billion project to build ‘Full Fibre’ technology to 20 million premises throughout the UK by the mid-to-late 2020s
Speaking about the upgrade, Clive Selley, CEO of Openreach, said: “Despite the chall