Broadband upgrade to benefit dozens more communities in the region

Full fibre broadband is heading to a further 34 towns and villages across Yorkshire and the Humber as part of a significant broadband upgrade by Openreach.

Around 185,00 people living and working in Adwick Le Street, Bradford, Bubwith, Kiveton, Hawes, Melrosegate, Stockbridge and 27 other local communities are next in line for full fibre.

They join more than 1.2 million homes and businesses across Yorkshire and the Humber who already have access to this fast broadband technology, thanks to Openreach’s work.

Matthew Lovegrove, Openreach partnership manager for Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “This is a huge infrastructure success story across Yorkshire and the Humber. 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 across the region, 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.

“Openreach’s network offers the widest choice of providers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and Zen.”

The work is part of Openreach’s £15bn project to upgrade the UK’s broadband infrastructure – making gigabit-capable technology available to 25 million homes and businesses by the end of 2026, including 6.2 million in more remote and rural areas.