Morden Residents Encouraged to Embrace Openreach’s Ultrafast Full Fibre Upgrade

Openreach, a prominent broadband infrastructure provider, is urging Morden residents to support an initiative aimed at bringing ultrafast and highly reliable full fibre broadband to local homes and businesses.

Openreach highlights the risk of Morden missing out on a unique opportunity for a full fibre upgrade if residents do not take advantage of free government broadband vouchers. These vouchers can be utilized to secure faster internet speeds and enhanced reliability.

Upon achieving sufficient participation, Morden will join the ranks of over 50,000 homes and businesses in Dorset already benefiting from Full Fibre broadband. The government’s Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme, combined with the deployment of advanced broadband signal boosting technology, now extends the reach of Full Fibre networks to numerous remote rural communities, including Morden.

Openreach has identified Morden as a candidate for Full Fibre connectivity and is urging local residents to apply for and pool government Gigabit Vouchers to support the initiative. Interested residents can verify their eligibility and pledge their voucher on the Connect My Community website. Importantly, these vouchers incur no cost to residents.

The collaborative use of these vouchers enables Openreach to work closely with the local community, creating a customized, co-funded network. This approach allows the extension of ultrafast and highly reliable broadband to premises in remote rural areas, which would not be financially viable through private investment alone.

Martin Williams, Openreach’s Partnership Director for the West, emphasized the significant opportunity this presents to Morden residents. Williams stated, “Our Fibre Community Partnership program has enabled us to include hundreds of communities like Morden in our Full Fibre expansion plans across the UK. However, extending the network to these harder-to-reach areas remains a challenge. It requires collective effort from residents, their neighbors, and Openreach. Every voucher pledge contributes to making Morden one of the best-connected places in the UK.”

Williams added, “We are investing £15 billion to bring Full Fibre broadband to 25 million homes, with more than six million in the most challenging areas. However, we cannot achieve nationwide upgrades on our own. This government support is a crucial component of the process.”

Jonny Rae

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