Openreach to create 5,300 jobs
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Openreach is creating 5,300 new jobs in its drive to speed up the UK's broadband networks.
The government has told telecoms firms it wants ultra-fast broadband networks to reach every corner of the UK.
To achieve this, BT's Openreach division is recruiting 2,500 people for engineering jobs and estimates its construction partners will take on 2,800 more.
Openreach aims to connect 20 million homes and firms by the late 2020s.
The £12bn project has been accelerated in part due to the pandemic.
The government estimates that with a full-fibre optic broadband network available, nearly two million more people than previously estimated could choose to work from home in the long term, reducing transport and housing pressures in big cities and boosting local and rural economies across the country.