Project Update

Enabled Cabinets

Project Update –  July 2015 – July 2017

Information on the latest areas covered by the Black Country Broadband Programme.

As of 30th July 2017, a total of 493 cabinets have been enabled. These cabinets are listed below.  50,026 homes have been passed in total:

Aldridge

• Cabinet 13 - Westgate Trading Estate on Dumblederry Lane

• Cabinet 19 - Rookery Lane junction with Portland Road

• Cabinet 20 - Brickyard Road

• Cabinet 22 - Middlemore Business Park on Middlemore Lane West 

• Cabinet 23 - Junction on Northgate and Northgate Way

• Cabinet 24 - Northgate

• Cabinet 25 - Stonnal Road

• Cabinet 26 - Telephone Exchange Northgate

• Cabinet 609 - Northgate


Beacon

• Cabinet 5 - Nether Hall Avenue

• Cabinet 6 - Horseshoe Crescent


Bearwood

• Cabinet 8 - Harborne Road

• Cabinet 35 - Anderson Road junction with Bearwood Road


Bilston

• Cabinet 3 - Wellington Road 

• Cabinet 4 - Wellington Road 

• Cabinet 9 - Ettingshall Road

• Cabinet 17 - Oxford Street

• Cabinet 26 - Oxford Street

•Cabinet 28 - Junction with Pipes Meadow and Hall Street

• Cabinet 35 - Church Street

• Cabinet 38 - Great Bridge Road

• Cabinet 43 - Greencroft

• Cabinet 44 - Parkfield Road

• Cabinet 48 - Vulcan Road junction with Dale Street

• Cabinet 49 - Junction of Regent Street and Dover Street

• Cabinet 51 - Hilton Road

• Cabinet 54 - Lunt Road junction with Kempthorne Road   


Blackheath

• Cabinet 1 - Cakemore Road

• Cabinet 2 - Long Lane junction with Green Lane

• Cabinet 3 - Halesowen Street

• Cabinet 4 - High Street

• Cabinet 5 - Birmingham Road

• Cabinet 6 - Olie Lane

• Cabinet 7 - Dudley Rd

• Cabinet 8 - Church Rd

• Cabinet 9 - Throne Rd

• Cabinet 10 - Oldbury Rd

• Cabinet 11 - Penncricket Lane

• Cabinet 12 - Cakemore Road

• Cabinet 13 - Maple Road

• Cabinet 14 - Oldbury Road

• Cabinet 15 - Station Road

• Cabinet 16 - Gorsty Hill Road junction with Hillside Avenue

• Cabinet 17 - Mansion Drive on Waterfall Lane

• Cabinet 18 - Holly Road junction with Beeches Road

• Cabinet 20 - Powke Lane junction with Garratts Lane

• Cabinet 21 - Powke Lane junction with Ross

• Cabinet 22 - Greenwood Ave

• Cabinet 23 - Portway Road

• Cabinet 26 - Holt Road junction with Nimmings Road

• Cabinet 29 - Perry Park Road

• Cabinet 30 - Gorsty Hill Road junction with Beeches Road

• Cabinet 31 - Lansbury Road

• Cabinet 32 - Lodgefield Road

• Cabinet 33 - Coombs Road junction with Amber Way

• Cabinet 34 - Bell End

• Cabinet 35 - Siviters Lane

• Cabinet 36 - Hawes Lane

• Cabinet 40 - York Road

• Cabinet 42 - Fairfield Road junction with Fairfield Park

• Cabinet 43 - Queens Drive

• Cabinet 45 - Rowley Hall

• Cabinet 46 - Birmingham Road

• Cabinet 47 - Mimmings Road

• Cabinet 48 - Portway Hill

• Cabinet 49 - High St

• Cabinet 50 - Powke Lane

• Cabinet 51 - Darby Street junction with Peckover Close

• Cabinet 52 - Lond Lane

• Cabinet 53 - Petersfield Drive

• Cabinet 54 - Coombs Road junction with Lodgefield

• Cabinet 55 - Carnegie Road


Brierley Hill

• Cabinet 1 - Pensnett Road junction and High Street

• Cabinet 2 - Stourbridge Road junction with Canal Street

• Cabinet 3 - High Street

• Cabinet 17 - Thorns Avenue

• Cabinet 21 - The Promenade on Hill Street

• Cabinet 24 - Brierley Hill Road

• Cabinet 25 - Stourbridge Road

• Cabinet 31 - Leys Road

• Cabinet 34 - High Street

• Cabinet 38 - Pedmore Road

• Cabinet 39 - Lower Derry Street

• Cabinet 45 - Talbot Street 

• Cabinet 50 - Narrowboat Way

• Cabinet 53 - Foxdale Drive

• Cabinet 57 - High Street

• Cabinet 58 - Mill Street on Corbett Road

• Cabinet 69 - Silver Street

• Cabinet 72 - Moor Street

• Cabinet 74 - Dudley Road


Broadwell

• Cabinet 3 - Vicarage Rd

• Cabinet 6 - McKean Rd

• Cabinet 8 - Birmingham Rd

• Cabinet 9 - Park St

• Cabinet 10 - Popes Ln.

• Cabinet 14 - Causeway Green Rd

• Cabinet 17 - West Bromwich Street

• Cabinet 19 - Birmingham Rd

• Cabinet 20 - Rood End Rd.

• Cabinet 21 - Rood End Rd

• Cabinet 29 - Brandhall Rds

• Cabinet 30 - Thompson Road

• Cabinet 37 - Borough Crescent junction of Birchfield Lane

• Cabinet 38 - Ratcliff Walk

• Cabinet 40 - Rounds Green Rd

• Cabinet 41 - Brades Rd

• Cabinet 42 - Lower City Rd

• Cabinet 44 - Tower Road

• Cabinet 53 - Causeway Green Rd

• Cabinet 63 - Embassy Rd

• Cabinet 64 - Ashtree Rd

• Cabinet 66 - Cyprus St

• Cabinet 68 - Crystal Dr

• Cabinet 69 - Brades Rd

• Cabinet 71 - Flash Rd


Brownhills

• Cabinet 8 - Pelsall Road

• Cabinet 21 - St John’s Close junction with High Street

• Cabinet 24 - Sadler Road junction with Lichfield Road

• Cabinet 28 - Silver Street


Cradley Heath

• Cabinet 2 - Lower High Street

• Cabinet 9 - Park Lane

• Cabinet 10 - Station Street

• Cabinet 13 - Corngreaves Road

• Cabinet 18 - Newtown Lane junction with Foxoak Street

• Cabinet 36 - Powke Lane

• Cabinet 38 - Stour Belle Vale

• Cabinet 42 - Halesowen Road

• Cabinet 43 - Portersfield Road

• Cabinet 48 - Intended Street junction with Colley Lane

• Cabinet 49 - King St.

• Cabinet 50 - Stadium Drive

• Cabinet 51 - Purlin Wharf

• Cabinet 52 - Banners Lane


Dudley / Central

• Cabinet 2 - Wolverhampton Street

• Cabinet 4 - The Broadway Dudley

• Cabinet 5 - Stourbridge Road

• Cabinet 6 - Leyland Drive

• Cabinet 7 - St Joseph Street

• Cabinet 8 - Birmingham Road

• Cabinet 9 - Dixons Green Road

• Cabinet 11 - New Mill Street

• Cabinet 12 - Blowers Green Road

• Cabinet 13 - Northfield Road

• Cabinet 14 - Cinder Bank

• Cabinet 15 - Woodthorne Close

• Cabinet 16 - Elizabeth Grove

• Cabinet 17 - Salop Street

• Cabinet 18 - Dudley Road

• Cabinet 19 - Merryfield Road junction with Sandford Road

• Cabinet 20 - Tower Street junction with New Street

• Cabinet 21 - Louise Street

• Cabinet 22 - Abbey Road Lower Gornal.

• Cabinet 23 - Himley Road

• Cabinet 25 - Corbyn Road.

• Cabinet 26 - Dibdale Road West

• Cabinet 27 - The Broadway

• Cabinet 31 - Limes Road

• Cabinet 33 - St Peter’s Road junction with St Paul’s Road

• Cabinet 36 - Holly Hall Road junction with Cambridge Road

• Cabinet 37 - Whitehall Drive junction with London Heights Road

• Cabinet 38 - Blowers Green Road

• Cabinet 40 - Vicar Street

• Cabinet 42 - St Johns Road

• Cabinet 43 - Buffery Road

• Cabinet 44 - New Rowley Road

• Cabinet 46 - Darby’s Hill Road

• Cabinet 49 - Cradley Road

• Cabinet 50 - Cradley Road

• Cabinet 51 - Junction near Duncan Edwards Way & Peartree Lane

• Cabinet 52 - Darby’s Hill Road

• Cabinet 53 - Popular Rise

• Cabinet 54 - St Peter’s Road

• Cabinet 57 - Himley Road Gornal Wood.

• Cabinet 60 - Stourbridge Road.

• Cabinet 62 - Simms Lane.

• Cabinet 63 - Church Road

• Cabinet 64 - Kings Street

• Cabinet 66 - Highfield Road

• Cabinet 67 - Watson’s Green Road

• Cabinet 69 - Castlemill Road

• Cabinet 73 - Birch Crescent

• Cabinet 76 - Wolverhampton Street

• Cabinet 77 - St James Road

• Cabinet 78 - Trinity Road

• Cabinet 81 - Wrens Nest Road junction with Meadow Road

• Cabinet 82 - Peartree Lane

• Cabinet 83 - Stafford Road

• Cabinet 84 - Wolverhampton Street

• Cabinet 85 - Trinity Road

• Cabinet 86 - Parsons Street

• Cabinet 87 - High Street

• Cabinet 88 - Aintree Way

• Cabinet 89 - Longleat Drive

• Cabinet 91 - Narrowboat Way

• Cabinet 92 - The Broadway junction with Tower Street

• Cabinet 94 - Burmese Road

• Cabinet 95 - Dibdale Road

• Cabinet 96 - King Edmund Street


Fallings Park

• Cabinet 31 - Neachells Lane

• Cabinet 55 - Church Street


Finchfield

• Cabinet 11 - Bhylls Lane

• Cabinet 14 - Fareham Crescent


Fordhouses

• Cabinet 1 - Stafford Road

• Cabinet 13 - Hellier Road junction with Bushbury Lane

• Cabinet 17 - Wobaston Road

• Cabinet 23 - Abbeyfield Road junction with Northycote Lane


Great Barr

• Cabinet 80 - Bowstoke Road


Hagley

• Cabinet 5 - Pedmore Lane

• Cabinet 14 - Birmingham Road


Halesowen

• Cabinet 4 - Peckingham Street junction with Birmingham Street

• Cabinet 13 - Bromsgrove Road

• Cabinet 19 - Dudley Road

• Cabinet 21 - Queensway

• Cabinet 32 - Hereward Rise

• Cabinet 37 - Newbury Close

• Cabinet 42 - Junction Avenue junction with County Park Avenue

• Cabinet 43 - Wentworth Rise junction with County Park Avenue

• Cabinet 44 - Belfont Industrial Estate

• Cabinet 45 - Leisure Centre Great Cornbow


Horseley Fields

• Cabinet 1 - St James Street

• Cabinet 2 - Walsall Street

• Cabinet 4 - Willenhall Rd

• Cabinet 7 - Church  Street

• Cabinet 14 - Hickman Ave

• Cabinet 15 - Culwell Street junction with Wednesfield Road

• Cabinet 20 - Cambridge Street

• Cabinet 27 - Mason Street

• Cabinet 28 - Dudley Road

• Cabinet 30 - Dudley Road

• Cabinet 34 - Cable St

• Cabinet 36 - Essington Way junction with Julian Road


James Bridge

• Cabinet 1 - Pinfold Street

• Cabinet 2 - Cresent Rd

• Cabinet 3 - All Saints Road

• Cabinet 4 - Station Road

• Cabinet 5 - Victoria Road

• Cabinet 6 - Bilston St

• Cabinet 7 - Booth Street

• Cabinet 8 - Heath Road

• Cabinet 9 - Willenhall St

• Cabinet 10 - Beebee Road

• Cabinet 11 - Franchise Street

• Cabinet 15 - Berry Avenue

• Cabinet 16 - Dorsett Rd

• Cabinet 17 - Darlaston Road

• Cabinet 19 - Ames Road

• Cabinet 20 - Hall Street

• Cabinet 23 - Walsall Road

• Cabinet 25 - Bentley Road South junction with Willenhall Road

• Cabinet 26 - The Green

• Cabinet 27 - Owen Road

• Cabinet 28 - Empress Way

• Cabinet 29 - Old Park Road

• Cabinet 30 - Old Park Road


Kingswinford

• Cabinet 3 - Moss Grove junction with Summer Hill

• Cabinet 12 - Lawnswood Road

• Cabinet 18 - Tresham Road on Stallings Lane

• Cabinet 26 - Stream Road junction with Lesley Drive

• Cabinet 38 - Courtland Road on Stallings Lane

• Cabinet 50 - Moss Grove on Murdoch Drive

• Cabinet 52 - Cross Street junction with Park Street

• Cabinet 602  - Ross Drive junction with Buckingham Grove


Kinver

• Cabinet 3 - Stewpony Court, Stourton.


Leamore

• Cabinet 19 - Commercial Road

• Cabinet 47 - Fryers Road

• Cabinet 49 - Darwin Road


Lye

• Cabinet 2 - Thorns Road

• Cabinet 3 - Providence Street junction with Bromley Street

• Cabinet 5 - Stourbridge Road

• Cabinet 9 - Hayes Lane

• Cabinet 10 - Price Road

• Cabinet 11 - Hungry Hill

• Cabinet 18 - Careless Green

• Cabinet 20 - Cross Walks junction with Crabbe Street

• Cabinet 26 - Farndale Close junction with Hillfields Road

• Cabinet 27 - Timmis Road junction with Stourbridge Road


Pattingham

• Cabinet 4 - Wolverhampton Road


Pelsall

• Cabinet 15 - Norton Road

• Cabinet 16 - Old Town Lane

• Cabinet 21 - Millers Walk

• Cabinet 601- Coronation Road


Penn Staffs

• Cabinet 1 - Buckingham Road junction with Sandringham Road

• Cabinet 4 - Penn Road

• Cabinet 37 - Inverclyde Drive junction with Dunoon Drive

• Cabinet 43 - Penn Road


Sedgley

• Cabinet 5 - George Road junction with Sedgley Road

• Cabinet 24 - Sandyfields Road

• Cabinet 25 - Keats Close junction with Longfellow Road

• Cabinet 35 - Rookery Road

• Cabinet 39 - Dudley Road

• Cabinet 47 - Wolverhampton Road

• Cabinet 49 - Birmingham New Road junction with Shaw Road

• Cabinet 52 - Stoneleigh Way junction with Vale Street

• Cabinet 53 - Townsend Avenue junction with High Street 


Smethwick

• Cabinet 1 - London Street junction with Cranford Street

• Cabinet 3 - Bridge Street South

• Cabinet 4 - Middlemore Road

• Cabinet 8 - Holly Lane

• Cabinet 9 - Windmill Lane junction with Windmill Precinct

• Cabinet 10 - Market Co, Windmills.

• Cabinet 11 - Corbett Street

• Cabinet 12 - Arden Road,

• Cabinet 13 - High Street

• Cabinet 14 - Littlemoor Hill

• Cabinet 16 - Lewisham Road

• Cabinet 17 - Bridge Street North

• Cabinet 19 - Dudley Road

• Cabinet 20 - Raglan Road

• Cabinet 21 - Waterloo Road

• Cabinet 23 - Grange Road

• Cabinet 25 - Londonderry Lane

• Cabinet 26 - Londonderry Lane opposite Awefields Crescent

• Cabinet 28 - Hugh Road

• Cabinet 29 - Holly Lane

• Cabinet 31 - Windmill Lane

• Cabinet 32 - Montague Road

• Cabinet 33 - Edward Road

• Cabinet 34 - Kingsbridge Walk

• Cabinet 35 - South Road

• Cabinet 36 - Grove Street junction with Grove Lane

• Cabinet 37 - Hales Lane

• Cabinet 38 - Raglan Road

• Cabinet 39 - St Matthews Road

• Cabinet 40 - Perry Street

• Cabinet 41 - Cambridge Road

• Cabinet 44 - West Park Road

• Cabinet 45 - Hugh Road

• Cabinet 46 - Suffrage Street junction with Scribbans Close

• Cabinet 47 - Silverton Road

• Cabinet 49 - Orchid Close

• Cabinet 50 - Pine Avenue

• Cabinet 52 - Holly Lane

• Cabinet 53 - Church Hill Street

• Cabinet 56 - Bearwood Road

• Cabinet 57 - Buttress Way junction with Hill Street

• Cabinet 58 - Middlemore Road

• Cabinet 59 - Halfords Lane

• Cabinet 60 - Glencoe Road

• Cabinet 61 - Crown Street


Stone Cross

• Cabinet 1 - Walsall Rd

• Cabinet 15 - Tompstone Road

• Cabinet 17 - Kesteven Road

• Cabinet 18 - Esher Road

• Cabinet 19 - Meadow Avenue junction with Charlemont Road

• Cabinet 20 - Wiltshire Way

• Cabinet 21 - Beaconview Road

• Cabinet 24 - Churchfields


Stourbridge 

• Cabinet 2 - New Street

• Cabinet 7 - Hagley Road

• Cabinet 44 - Foster Street East

• Cabinet 47 - High Street junction with Sherwood Road

• Cabinet 50 - Richardson Drive junction with Wollaston Road

• Cabinet 51 - King William Street

• Cabinet 53 - Trefoil Gardens


Streetly

• Cabinet 4 - Featherston Road

• Cabinet 14 - Little Aston Rd

• Cabinet 32 - Grange Drive

• Cabinet 35 - Foley Road West

• Cabinet 47 - Hardwick Road


Tipton

• Cabinet 2 - Sedgley Road East

• Cabinet 6 - Upper Church Lane

• Cabinet 7 - Meeting Street

• Cabinet 8 - Charles Street

• Cabinet 10 - Bagnall Street

• Cabinet 12 - Hainge Road

• Cabinet 15 - Bloomfield Road

• Cabinet 16 - Robert Road

• Cabinet 17 - High Street

• Cabinet 19 - Coneygree Road

• Cabinet 20 - Brickhouse Lane

• Cabinet 28 - Dudley Road East

• Cabinet 30 - Sedgley Road East

• Cabinet 31 - Great Bridge Street

• Cabinet 35 - Sheepwash Lane

• Cabinet 39 - Coneygree Road

• Cabinet 47 - Salter Road

• Cabinet 63 - Brook Street junction with Bloomfield Road

• Cabinet 64 - Upper Church Lane

• Cabinet 67 - Shinwell Crescent

• Cabinet 68 - Bloomfield Road junction with Factory Road

• Cabinet 73 - Greets Green Road

• Cabinet 74 - Park Lane West

• Cabinet 75 - Lower Church Lane, Tipton.

• Cabinet 77 - Telephone Exchange on Horseley Road

• Cabinet 78 - Coneygree Road

• Cabinet 80 - Crown Meadow Drive

• Cabinet 81 - William Barrows Way

• Cabinet 83 - Brook Street

• Cabinet 85 - Dudley Port

• Cabinet 86 - Groveland Road


Walsall

• Cabinet 2 - Lichfield St

• Cabinet 3 - Paddock Ln

• Cabinet 23 - Navigation St

• Cabinet 30 - Arboretum Rd

• Cabinet 34 - Hatherton Rd

• Cabinet 72 - Hatherton St

• Cabinet 80 - Queen Street

• Cabinet 85 - High St

• Cabinet 91 - Rayboulds Bridge Road junction with Green Lane

• Cabinet 113 - Midland Rd

• Cabinet 100 - Saddlers Centre

• Cabinet 103 - Darlaston Road

• Cabinet 105 - Navigation St

• Cabinet 106  - Freer Street

• Cabinet 108  - Bloxwich Lane

• Cabinet 113 - Midland Road


Wednesbury

• Cabinet 5 - Perry St.

• Cabinet 6 - Black Country New Rd

• Cabinet 11 - Wood Green Road junction with Wood Green East

• Cabinet 12 - Mounts Rd

• Cabinet 22 - Darlaston Road

• Cabinet 23 - Portway Road junction with Holyhead Road

• Cabinet 24 - Holyhead Rd

• Cabinet 36 - Leabrook Rd Nth

• Cabinet 41 - Rigby St

• Cabinet 54 - Woden Road West

• Cabinet 55 - Shaw St.

• Cabinet 57 - Brunswick Pk Rd

• Cabinet 62 - Trident Drive

• Cabinet 63 - Manifold Way

• Cabinet 65 - Finery Road corner with Woden Road West


West Bromwich

• Cabinet 1 - Birmingham Road

• Cabinet 2 - High Street near Metro Court

• Cabinet 3 - Spon Lane on Watton Street

• Cabinet 4 - High Street, adjacent Nicholls Street

• Cabinet 5 - Junction of High Street and Bull Street

• Cabinet 6 - Cambridge Street

• Cabinet 7 - Old Meeting Street

• Cabinet 8 - Bromford Lane

• Cabinet 9 - Holyhead Road

• Cabinet 10 - Birmingham Road near Pargat Housewares company

• Cabinet 11 - Grice St

• Cabinet 12 - Glover Street

• Cabinet 13 - Bache Street

• Cabinet 15 - Turks Headway

• Cabinet 16 - Kelvin Way

• Cabinet 17 - Oldbury Road junction of Navigation Way

• Cabinet 18 - Albion Road

• Cabinet 19 - Margaret Street

• Cabinet 20 - Lodge Road junction with Oxford Street

• Cabinet 21 - Oak Road

• Cabinet 22 - Oak Lane

• Cabinet 24 - Wood Lane

• Cabinet 25 - Dudley Street

• Cabinet 26 - Dudley Street

• Cabinet 27 - Clock Tower, Carters Green

• Cabinet 28 - Garden Of Remembrance, High Street

• Cabinet 29 - Black Lake

• Cabinet 30 - Denbigh Drive

• Cabinet 31 - Church Lane

• Cabinet 32 - Shaftesbury Street

• Cabinet 33 - Gladstone Street

• Cabinet 34 - High Street

• Cabinet 35 - Dagger Lane

• Cabinet 36 - Gladstone Street

• Cabinet 37 - St Clements Lane

• Cabinet 38 - Hallam Street

• Cabinet 39 - High Street on New Street Ringway

• Cabinet 42 - Trinity Street

• Cabinet 45 - Horton Street

• Cabinet 46 - Grafton Road

• Cabinet 47 - Law Street

• Cabinet 49 - Chapel Street

• Cabinet 52 - Beeches Road

• Cabinet 53 - Europa Ave.

• Cabinet 58 - Roebuck Lane

• Cabinet 59 - Herbert Street

• Cabinet 60 - Edward Street

• Cabinet 61 - Spon Lane junction with Lath Lane

• Cabinet 65 - Guns Lane

• Cabinet 68 - Church Lane


Willenhall

• Cabinet 5 - Littlewood Street

• Cabinet 6 - Albion Road

• Cabinet 8 - Fibbersley

• Cabinet 17 - Church Street

• Cabinet 38 - Harvesters Road junction with Farmhouse Road

• Cabinet 39 - Gipsy Lane

• Cabinet 46 - Ashmore Lake Way junction with Morgan Close

• Cabinet 47 - Avon Drive

• Cabinet 48 - Cadnam Close

• Cabinet 49 - Bilston Road

• Cabinet 50 - Albion Street

• Cabinet 51 - Wrenbury Drive

• Cabinet 54 - Lower Lichfield Street

• Cabinet 604 - Bow Street


Wolverhampton

• Cabinet 7 - Ring Road

• Cabinet 20 - Ring Road junction with Penn Road

• Cabinet 45 - Pool Street

• Cabinet 46 - Great Brickkiln Street

• Cabinet 55 - Finchfield Road

• Cabinet 71 - Glaisher Drive


Woodgate

• Cabinet 46 - Kent Road


Check on the Openreach website to confirm if enhanced services are available at your address: http://www.homeandwork.openreach.co.uk/when-can-i-get-fibre.aspx 

Those wishing to upgrade should contact their Internet Service Provider.


High speed fibre broadband now available to over 92 per cent of homes and businesses in the Black Country 

(January 2016)

The Black Country’s Broadband £12.2 million programme which started deployment in July 2014, is expected to make available high speed fibre broadband to up to 50,000 premises across the Black Country.  Fibre broadband rollout already reaches just over 91% of premises across the county. When completed around June 2017, the project will take the total coverage to 502,428 homes and businesses – 97.8% of the Black Country, who will benefit from high speed fibre broadband.  

Over summer 2015, significant work went into delivering fibre broadband to areas served by Wednesbury, Walsall, Stonecross, Horsley Fields, Broadwell and Blackheath exchanges.  Currently, Openreach engineers are working hard to deliver fibre to more homes and businesses in the Brierley Hill, Dudley, James Bridge, Streetly, Tipton and Willenhall areas and anticipate completion by April 2016. 

More than three million homes and businesses have now been reached by the Government’s nationwide rollout of superfast broadband. 

The Black Country Broadband roll-out is part of the Government’s BDUK programme, which has so far enabled more than three million homes and businesses nationwide to access superfast broadband. The roll-out is delivering superfast access to those properties not covered by existing commercial networks and is on track to take superfast access to 95 per cent of the UK by 2017. More than four out of five UK homes and businesses already have access to superfast speeds, and the rollout is currently reaching an additional 40,000 homes and businesses every week. 

The good news doesn’t stop there. BT will make up to £129m available to extend the Government-led rollout of superfast broadband across the UK. The additional funding will be made available to local authorities to reinvest the money in providing further superfast broadband coverage to even more homes and businesses, and much earlier than originally planned. The money is being made available as a result of a clause in the contracts BT agreed with government and local authorities that allows the funding BT has received to be returned or reinvested into further coverage if take-up is better than the 20 per cent expected in BT’s original business case. The higher take up rate to date has resulted in BT making a new business case assumption of reaching 30 per cent take-up in these areas.