Openreach, the infrastructure arm of BT Group, has made a number of announcements regarding new locations where it will deploy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology. In a series of press releases the company outlined plans for deployments in a total of 56 additional locations, with these spread across the counties including: Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, East Sussex, Hertfordshire, Kent, North Yorkshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Tyne and Wear. According to ISPreview, the newly-named locations for rollout are estimated to cover a total of around half a million premises.
Meanwhile, in separate but related news, BT Group has issued its most recent report on progress against the broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO). In this report – which covered the period 1 October to 31 October 2021 – the company confirmed that it built a USO connection to over 4,600 premises, with more than 2,300 further builds in progress. Meanwhile, according to BT, in the six-month period covered by its report it received a total of 3,200 broadband USO requests, although of these it said 2,014 had been deemed ineligible.