What are the ‘tech boxes’ appearing on streets across Rotherham

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Rotherham is included in the latest BT Openreach programme to rollout fibre optic broadband across Yorkshire

Residents throughout the borough have raised question about the installation of new telegraph poles, black boxes and installation of overhead cables.

These installations are part of fibre to the premises (FFTP) equipment as BT Openreach continues to roll out fibre optic broadband in the area.

The rollout, which is expected to cost up to £15bn has already covered 12.5million homes with its full-fibre infrastructure, meaning it has crossed the halfway mark to its target of 25 million homes being connected by 2026

Once live, the service can be ordered through various internet service providers, such as BT, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk, Vodafone 

Openreach said “You might have seen our engineers out and about, building Ultrafast Full Fibre.”

“We’ll typically be building as far and fast as we can in the area, but we may also need to pause in some cases and return to complete work in the future.”

“To run our network we split the UK up into around 5,600 areas, with each one usually covering a village, small town or part of a larger town or city.”

“We call these areas ‘exchanges’, and most of our full fibre build plan is organised around them.”

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