These web pages are here to provide you with all the information you need about the network upgrade, what superfast broadband is and how you can get it.
The network of copper telephone cables across the UK is no longer suitable for today's technology and level of usage. For this reason Openreach (the BT Group's broadband arm) are replacing the network with fibre optic cables which can carry much higher volumes of information through them at a much faster rate.
How long will this take?
This upgrade will take time to complete which is why different areas are being upgraded on a roll out basis. Currently Milton Keynes is being upgraded and Openreach hope to complete this by the end of 2013.
The green telephone cabinets that are on street corners and next to roads take about 3 months to upgrade.
Each cabinet is connected to an exchange. Some houses and businesses are connected to the cabinet, some are directly connected to the exchange.
What will it mean for Milton Keynes?
Having a faster and more reliable broadband service will be better for businesses in Milton Keyens to conduct their day to day activities. It will also allow people to work from home and have multiple internet users without loss of speed. Download and upload speeds will be much quicker saving time when using internet services.
To find out when you area was or is being upgraded visit Openreach
Many questions can be answered in our FAQ's
There is a useful information video clip from BT on how broadband is delivered which can be viewed here
Other useful articles include:
BDUK bid for funding for rural areas
Broadband Survey Results
The following external websites contain additional information on broadband:
MK Broadband Action Group