A small village in Oxfordshire is making history by becoming the first community in the UK to have its copper telephone wires replaced entirely by fibre optic cables.
As a result, Deddington – which has just 1,400 phone lines - will have one of the most up-to-date phone and broadband networks of anywhere in the UK.
The significance of this move is ground-breaking with Deddington becoming a pioneer for the delivery of all services, including phone and broadband, over fibre-optic cables.
The work to replace the copper cables with fibre is being carried out by Openreach, BT's local network division.
In a video just released, leading figures from BT, Openreach and the local community explain the importance of the project and its impact. They explain how the project works, the technology involved and benefits of fibre to the premise (FTTP).
Speaking in the video Bill Murphy, MD NGA, BT Group, said: “If you want to get to the future, you've got to start now. This is what Deddington is all about.”
You can watch the video below.