'Ultra-fast' broadband boost for 40,000 premises across the county... find out where Bedford is in the roll-out

Work will take place between now and 2026

Friday, 25th June 2021, 11:01 am

Around 40,000 more Bedfordshire homes and businesses are set to benefit from a broadband boost in the region of £16 million, thanks to Openreach

People living and working in a number of locations – including Bedford, Ampthill and Flitwick - will gain access to the latest Ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband.

Work will take place between now and 2026, with the full list of locations and timescales published on Openreach's website

Openreach engineer
Openreach engineer

It shows that Bedford, and villages including Marston Moretaine, Turvey, Wilstead and Shortston are due for completion by April 2024, with Flitwick and villages including Westoning and Steppingley by April 2025.

The news comes hot on the heels of a similar announcement last month, when 380,000 premises - in 154 mainly rural and harder to serve areas across the region - were also included in Openreach’s build plan.

Both announcements build on Openreach’s existing work in the region, where more than 350,000 homes and businesses can already order ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband.

Following a competitive tender process, a number of partners – including John Henry Group and MAP Group - were chosen by Openreach to support the upgrades and will play a crucial role in building the new network to thousands of premises in these locations.