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September 2017
Openreach puts the West Midlands at the front of ultrafast broadband rollout
Thousands of people living in parts of the West Midlands will be among the first in the country to benefit
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September 2017
Worcestershire residents enjoy sweet success after hatching deal to get superfast broadband
Households on the site of a former sugar factory are looking forward to getting superfast fibre broadband
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September 2017
Shropshire pipework firm is flushed with global success after upgrading to Superfast Fibre
New technology across rural Shropshire is helping small businesses to grab a bigger share of overseas markets
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September 2017
Digital Minister hails 'great success' of Superfast Staffordshire roll-out
More East Staffs villages to benefit from £1.7 million funding boost
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September 2017
New £28 million deal for Warwickshire
Thousands more homes and businesses will get ultrafast broadband
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September 2017
From megabytes to mega-bites
Openreach are filling in the gaps for trainee dentist
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September 2017
From Roman roads to the 21st century digital superhighway
Some of Warwickshire's oldest villages to get superfast fibre broadband
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September 2017
Free BT work placements to help youngsters in Birmingham get 'work ready'
The three week course, combines hands-on work experience with coaching and training
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September 2017
Celebrating 80 years of the 999 service
More than 2.25 million emergency calls are handled in the West Midlands every year
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Summer 2017
June 2017
Size doesn't matter for Worcestershire villagers aiming to get ultrafast broadband
Residents in Worcestershire are one of the smallest communities in the UK to sign co-funding deal with BT
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June 2017
Shropshire Pipekit firm is flushed with global success
New technology being rolled out across rural Shropshire is helping small businesses to grab a bigger share of overseas markets
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June 2017
Superfast Telford demand for high-speed broadband doubles in just six months
Percentage of households and businesses choosing an upgrade has risen from 10 per cent to more than 20 per cent since September
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June 2017
£1.2 million cash injection for Black Country Broadband Project
Residents and businesses are urged to make the most of the new superfast broadband technology being rolled out across the region
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June 2017
BT appoints senior executive to lead Public Sector business in the West Midlands
Ricky Ricketts will head up its public sector business in the West Midlands and implement a new strategic direction
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June 2017
University students are given lessons in international communications
University students from around the globe given a rare insight into how BT helps the world's businesses and communities to stay in touch
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June 2017
BT employees clean up - with a little help from gold medal Paralympian Jonnie Peacock
They turned their passion for running to good use with help from a gold medallist
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September 2016
Superfast Worcestershire hits 90% milestone
Arrival of fibre broadband transforms Strensham Business Park
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September 2016
Major boost for Black Country households and businesses
More than 20,000 businesses and households are now able to access high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the ambitious Black Country Broadband Project.
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September 2016
Willoughby Alpacas enjoy fibre in more ways than one
A new start-up business based in the village of Willoughby, Warwickshire helped celebrate the arrival of fibre as the cabinet in the village was switched on.
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September 2016
Mole Ploughs deployed by Connecting Shropshire
Specialist machinery brought in to lay ducting in Shropshire
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September 2016
Rural champion celebrates arrival of Superfast Staffordshire at its Midlands headquarters
A national organisation which has campaigned for better broadband for rural businesses is itself now benefitting from faster fibre technology.
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September 2016
Meet your Regional Board Member Bal Claire
In this issue of In Touch we interview Bal Claire - Bal has been on the Board 3 years, joining because he wanted to give back something to the region where he was born and grew up in.
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