New broadband network set to bring ultrafast fibre upgrades to thousands of Rugby homes - The Rugby Observer

New broadband network set to bring ultrafast fibre upgrades to thousands of Rugby homes

A NEW ‘ultrafast’ broadband network is set to bring internet upgrades to thousands of homes in and around Rugby.

Digital network provider Openreach has extended its full fibre broadband network to 25,000 homes in the Rugby area, as part of a £33million expansion in the West Midlands.

The network is used by over 660 service providers including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and Zen.

Kasam Hussain, Openreach’s regional director for the West Midlands, said: “Good connectivity is vital – whether it’s to work from home, access education and care services, or for gaming and streaming entertainment – and that’s why we’re investing across the UK to upgrade our network to 25 million premises.

“Nobody’s building faster, further or to a higher standard than Openreach, and we’ve already reached six million homes and businesses with ultrafast full fibre technology, including around 500,000 in the West Midlands. It’s proving popular as well, with around 20% already choosing to start using it.

“Our engineers and build partners are reaching more communities every week and we’re not just building in cities and urban areas. Many rural and hard to reach communities are already benefitting and we plan to reach many more in the coming months and years.”

The expansion of Openreach’s full fibre broadband network aims to reach a total of 25million premises by the end of December 2026. Visit for an up-to-date list of locations and timescales.


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