Better broadband for St Albans

31 July 2019, 11:40 | Updated: 31 July 2019, 11:42

Broadband router

St Albans and 35 other cities and towns are to have the latest broadband technology installed over the next year.

Openreach say it's part of a multi-billion pound "fibre first" programme.

Clive Selley, chief executive of Openreach, said:

"We're pressing ahead with our investment and Openreach engineers are now building in communities all over the country.

The Government wants to see a nationwide full fibre network and we're keen to lead the way in helping them achieve that.

One headwind to investment which affects all full fibre builders is business rates, and we've been encouraged by the Scottish Government's move to extend rates relief north of the border.

I'm convinced that prioritising investment in faster, more reliable and future proof broadband networks will prove to be a no-regrets decision for future generations."