Bolton Set to Benefit from £10.5 Million Broadband Expansion

Bolton is poised to witness a substantial boost in its broadband infrastructure, with a £10.5 million investment to extend Full Fibre broadband coverage. Over 35,000 residences and businesses in areas including Astley Bridge, Daubhill, and Higher Bolton are slated to become part of Openreach’s Full Fibre broadband expansion initiative.

This extensive broadband upgrade will usher in gigabit-capable speeds, enabling local residents to connect numerous devices with the assurance of enduring broadband capacity for decades.

In addition to the aforementioned areas, Bolton, Horwich, and Westhoughton have already enjoyed access to this advanced technology, benefiting more than 34,000 people in the region.

Full Fibre broadband offers enhanced reliability, resilience, and future-proof connectivity, resulting in fewer connectivity issues, consistent speeds, and sufficient capacity to meet escalating data demands.

Robert Thorburn, Openreach Partnership Director for the North West, emphasized Openreach’s commitment to rapidly extending Full Fibre coverage, reaching an ever-expanding array of communities. Openreach, with its team of highly skilled engineers and build partners, is dedicated to delivering some of the most reliable and high-speed broadband services available in the UK.

Thorburn stated, “Nobody in the UK is building full fibre faster, further or at a higher quality than Openreach. We’re reaching more communities than ever, and our team of highly-skilled engineers, alongside our build partners, are working hard to deliver some of the fastest and most reliable broadband available.”

As the build planning progresses, Openreach will provide updated details and timescales on its website. Openreach has recently extended its broadband coverage to over 11.5 million premises throughout the UK, including approximately 3.7 million in the most challenging-to-serve areas. Notably, more than 3 million homes and businesses have already adopted ultrafast broadband services via the Openreach network, demonstrating a healthy uptake rate exceeding 30%.

The company’s long-term plan aims to provide Full Fibre broadband to 25 million homes and businesses nationwide by December 2026.

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