Full Fibre Heading to More Properties in Berkhamsted and Tring

Openreach engineer in rural location

Full Fibre is heading to 20,000 additional homes and businesses – including in Berkhamsted, Much Hadham and Tring.

Openreach has announced that it is upgrading a further 20 towns and villages in Hertfordshire as part of its commercial investment in digital infrastructure across the UK.

Residents living in Berkhamsted, Much Hadham, Tring and 17 other local communities are next in line for Full Fibre and the roll out supports Hertfordshire County Council’s and the Hertfordshire Growth Board’s Digital Access For All mission that aims to ensure every Hertfordshire resident has access to best-in-class connectivity by 2050.

Cllr Richard Roberts, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council and Chair of Hertfordshire Growth Board said: ‘As our digital landscape continues to grow, both Hertfordshire County Council and the Hertfordshire Growth Board are thrilled to see Full Fibre rolled out to even more residents and businesses. We continue to work with Openreach and other telecoms companies throughout the county, ensuring everyone has access to the information and assistance they need. Together, we will empower our communities to thrive in an increasingly connected world.’

Kieran Wines, Openreach’s regional director for the East of England, said: ‘This is a huge infrastructure success story across the region. No company is building faster or further in Europe, that we’re aware of.

‘We won’t be stopping either. We plan to build even further across the region, to more cities and towns, and our most rural communities.

‘And our engineers, of which 3,000 live in the region, are doing this at a rapid pace – despite this being a hugely complex engineering project.

‘Our fibre checker has the latest information about our work in your area, but only 27% of premises in Hertfordshire which can order a new ultrafast service have done so, as upgrades aren’t automatic. Once Full Fibre is available where you live, you’ll need to place an order with a provider of your choice to get connected and we’ll do the rest!

‘Openreach’s network offers the widest choice of providers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and Zen – which means people have lots of choice and can get a great deal.’

Cllr Ben Crystal, Leader of East Herts District Council said: ‘We are delighted to see this Full Fibre roll-out reach further into our district. Becoming better connected within and between our communities will improve the day-to-day lives of our residents, whilst also creating greater opportunities for local businesses to engage with innovative technologies and modern practises.’

Openreach has also refreshed its online map and postcode checker to give a clearer, regularly updated view of its plans and progress between now and 2026.

The map now shows the levels of current and future expected full fibre coverage as of today, taking data from all of its build programmes, whilst the postcode checker continues to offer the most personalised view of the connectivity available to an individual home or business.

Further updates will be provided as any additional locations are added in future.