Thousands of BT and Sky broadband users benefit from dramatic speed boost, check your postcode now

If you’ve been frustrated with your slow broadband, it might be worth checking to see if you’re now entitled to a vital boost that could dramatically improve your connection. Openreach, part of BT, has announced ten new sites where it will roll out its superfast full fiber network, updating more UK homes. The Openreach infrastructure is used by some of the UK’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs), including BT, Sky and TalkTalk, and this latest upgrade should allow more customers to enjoy faster downloads.

With the addition of ten new locations, Openreach noted that another 124,000 homes and businesses will be able to access the superior gigabit-enabled technology.

Locations are spread across the UK in areas such as Cheriton in Kent, Mexborough in South Yorkshire, Grangemouth in Scotland and Morriston in Wales.

If you live in the following locations, you may be eligible for a speed boost.

Grangemouth in Scotland

Carnforth in Lancashire‌

Mexborough in South Yorkshire

Mercury in Greater Manchester‌

Driffield and Saughall in the North

Luton in Bedfordshire

Old town of Redditch in Worcestershire

Morriston in Wales

Cheriton in Kent

Unlike older copper lines, which can only support speeds of around 70 Mbps, fiber to the premises (FTTP) is fully capable of blasting the web throughout your home at over 800 Mbps.

At these speeds, it would take just under a minute to download a Full HD movie – that’s over 10 times faster than the current UK average.

Openreach noted that overall more than 2,800 towns, boroughs, villages and hamlets are now included in their building programme, adding that their plan is fundamental to the UK government meeting its goal of providing “compatible broadband gigabit” to 85% of the UK by 2025.

In March, they hit a major milestone of more than ten million premises across the UK, including more than three million in the country’s hardest-to-serve ‘bottom third’.

Ultimately, the company plans to build Full Fiber for 25 million homes and businesses nationwide.

If you’re not sure if you can get these best speeds, you can use the Openreach broadband speed check below.


It will tell you what downloads are available on your route and when to expect an upgrade.

Post source: Express

Leave a Comment