Openreach increasing use of drones to help build fibre networks

Openreach plans to make greater use of drones to help it bring broadband to remote rural properties it could not previously touch.

One year on from an experiment that saw national network builder Openreach using a drone to “lay” fibre-optic broadband cables across challenging terrain in North Wales, the organisation is increasing its use of aerial technology to help it access the remotest of rural properties in the Scottish Highlands.

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