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Openreach announces further Leicestershire locations to get full fibre upgrade

People living in Earl Shilton, Osgathorpe, Twycross and 11 other communities are next in line for full fibre.

Across the UK, Openreach has published updated plans to build full fibre broadband to a record 517 more locations – covering a further 2.7 million homes and businesses.

The locations in Leicestershire are:

  • East Wigston
  • Earl Shilton
  • Great Glen
  • Kegworth
  • Leire
  • Loughborough
  • Osgathorpe
  • Shepshed
  • Twycross
  • West Wigston

Additionally, some areas of Leicester are set to benefit from the upgrade. This includes Aylestone, Belgrave, Braunston, and Leicester Haymarket.

The work is all part of Openreach’s £15 billion project to upgrade the UK’s broadband infrastructure – making gigabit-capable technology available to 25 million homes and businesses by the end of 2026, including 6.2 million in harder to reach more remote and rural areas.

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.

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