07:20 21 February 2020
Works to deliver some of the fastest and realiable broadband to more than 30,000 premises in Sherwood, Wollaton and West Bridgford are underway, Openreach has confirmed. Engineers have started to install cables and infrastructure as they build the new network using the latest Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.
Kasam Hussain, Openreach’s regional partnership director in the Midlands, said: “We are making great progress here in the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area as our full fibre build gathers pace. It’s just over 12 months since we first announced the city as one of our fibre build areas, and I’m sure people living here have already seen an increase in our engineer activity as they construct the network. We’re going as quickly as we can and look forward to going even further in the future.”
“Recent research shows that connecting everyone in the region to ‘full fibre’ broadband would create a £3.5 billion boost to the local economy, by unlocking smarter ways of working, better public services and greater opportunities for the next-generation of home-grown businesses.
Councillor Kay Cutts, leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “I understand the importance of maintaining and improving the county’s infrastructure; be that roads, transport or broadband. All three are essential ingredients for providing residents and businesses with improved access to markets to achieve economic growth and increase productivity.