Major broadband upgrade for eight more East Riding towns and villages announced

Openreach engineers at work
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Full fibre broadband is set to reach an additional eight towns and villages across East Yorkshire.

Residents in Bubwith, Holme On Spalding Moor, Keyingham, Market Weighton, Middleton, Skirlaugh, Stamford Bridge and Watton Dummy are next on the list for full fibre thanks to a major upgrade by Openreach.

This comes as more than 58,000 homes and businesses across the East Riding already enjoy access to the broadband technology, courtesy of Openreach's expansion work.

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Nationally, the company has unveiled updated plans to extend full fibre broadband to a record 517 more locations covering an extra 2.7 million homes and businesses.

Matthew Lovegrove, Openreach partnership manager for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: "This is a huge infrastructure success story across the East Riding. No company is building faster or further in Europe, that we're aware of.

"We won't be stopping either. We plan to build even further - to more towns, villages and our most rural communities. And our engineers 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. It's also worth noting that upgrades aren't automatic. Once full fibre is available where you live, you'll need to place an order 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."

Openreach engineers at work
Openreach engineers at work -Credit:Openreach

This work forms part of Openreach's mammoth £15 billion project aiming to supercharge the UK's broadband infrastructure. The plan is for gigabit-capable tech to be available to 25 million homes and businesses by the end of 2026 - including 6.2 million in more remote, hard-to-reach areas.

Over 4.7 million households and firms nationwide have already taken advantage of this Full Fibre upgrade, with demand showing no signs of slowing, seeing more than 50,000 new orders every week.

In an effort to keep the public informed, Openreach has revamped its online map and postcode checker, providing regular updates on their progress between now and 2026.

Not only does the revised map provide current and future predicted full fibre coverage data for today compiled from all build programmes, it also continues to give the most personalised view of connectivity specific to homes or businesses using the postcode checker. As more locations are added to the build, further updates will be provided.