Openreach has announced plans for the next phase of ultrafast broadband reaching one million homes including the Northampton area.

The work will take place over the next nine months, adding to the more than 250 locations where the technology has already been deployed.

Openreach said the multimillion-pound investment will make faster, morereliable broadband services available to local residents and businesses.

"Currently, the UK is a world leader in digital infrastructure and services, but as the digital revolution rushes forwards and the demand for data continues to grow, we need to make sure we stay ahead of the curve. That's why we're investing in faster, more reliable network infrastructure to facilitate all the activities we want to do now, and also those we haven't even dreamt of doing in 10 years' time."

Kim Mears, Openreach