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BT Openreach's effort to roll out fibre broadband services to hard-to-reach parts of the country has now benefited 50 locations.

Coleorton in Leicestershire is the latest place to benefit from the Community Fibre Partnerships programme, which sees Openreach join up with residents and businesses to cover the costs of upgrading connectivity in isolated areas.

Openreach has stressed that it will not stop at this landmark and confirmed that dozens more contracts are currently in the works.

Kim Mears, Managing Director for Infrastructure Delivery at Openreach, commented: "We are committed to working with communities like Coleorton to help them achieve their goal of a fast fibre connection. Rural areas often present the most difficult and complex challenges but working together gives us the best chance possible of finding a suitable and affordable way forward. "

She added that Openreach has a dedicated team focused on helping people understand what can be achieved in locations that are not currently included in existing rollout plans. Source:


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