Openreach hits 200,000 connections in Northern Ireland

Created November 25, 2022
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Openreach Northern Ireland (NI) has marked a significant milestone in its network build as its 200,000th customer has been connected to Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband. This milestone comes less than a year after Openreach NI announced it had connected its 100,000th customer to full fibre broadband in December 2021. Now, double the number of properties in Northern Ireland have been upgraded to the next generation of the network.

Openreach NI says it continues to invest in the economic future of Northern Ireland with more than 80% of homes and businesses have been passed, which amounts to four out of five properties.

Commenting on the 200,000th customer milestone, Garret Kavanagh, director of Openreach in Northern Ireland, said: “I am immensely proud of the engineering workforce who have carried out Openreach’s build programme across the length and breadth of the country. We have hit this significant milestone thanks to their hard work, professionalism, and dedication to connecting the people of Northern Ireland to Full Fibre broadband. The past few years have been challenging for us all but Full Fibre broadband has been life-enhancing to so many people and businesses during this time, and we love to hear the stories about the positive difference this technology has made and continues to make to those living in Northern Ireland”.

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This article was written
by Peter Dykes

Peter Dykes is a independent telecoms and technology journalist who has over that last 30 years written for a wide range of B2B publications and companies. A former BT engineer, he specialises in networks and associated support systems. He is currently Editor of Optical Connections.