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22 more market towns and villages in the east to get ultrafast broadband

Openreach is planning to make ultrafast broadband available in 22 market towns and villages across the east as part of its aim to reach four million homes and businesses with full-fibre technology by March 2021.

Work will start within 14 months, building on trials last year which have seen engineers develop new techniques to help Openreach extend its full-fibre network into areas previously considered too complex or expensive to upgrade.

22 more market towns and villages in the east to get ultrafast broadband Credit: PA Wire

Our full-fibre build programme is going great guns, having passed over two million premises already on the way to our four million target by March 2021. Openreach has always been committed to doing our bit in rural Britain, delivering network upgrades in communities that are harder to reach and less densely populated. We intend to build a significant portion of our full-fibre network in these harder-to-reach areas of the UK."

– Openreach chief executive Clive Selley

Here is the full list of places in the east which have been included:

  • Attleborough
  • Besthorpe
  • Great Ellingham
  • Dereham
  • Toftwood
  • Downham Market
  • Watton
  • Wymondham
  • Bungay
  • Earsham
  • Ditchingham
  • Ely
  • Glinton
  • Helpston
  • Olney
  • Weston Underwood
  • Lavendon
  • Emberton
  • Clifton Reynes
  • Shefford
  • Clifton
  • Henlow