Ultrafast Broadband Getting Closer for Axminster
Openreach is in the process of building a new ultrafast broadband network for Axminster.
16:18 18 July 2022
Openreach is bringing ultrafast and reliable broadband service to Axminster residents and businesses.
The firm, which is in the process of building the new ultrafast broadband network, says that 30per cent of the homes and businesses in the area are now able to order a full fibre service through a provider of their choice to enjoy gigabit-capable speeds.
Andy Keast, Openreach chief engineer for the South West, said: “We’re bringing ultrafast broadband to Axminster and we want to let local people know what to expect.
“This is a major infrastructure upgrade, people will already have seen more engineering teams around town, but we’re working closely with East Devon District Council and Axminster Town Council to keep disruption to a minimum.
“Wherever possible, we’re using our existing network of ducts and poles to avoid roadworks and disturbance. But there may be places where we need to install new ducts, fibre cables and poles because it’s the only way to make sure local households can be included in the upgrade.
“We’re using the latest technology, like tiny underground cameras that inspect ducts for blockages, to avoid digging up the streets where possible.”