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Housing association becomes first to make all high-rise homes full fibre

A partnership between ForHousing and Openreach is bringing gigabit-capable broadband to 17,000 homes in Salford and Knowlsey, enabling tenants to become more digitally connected.

The social landlord has become the first in the country to have had full fibre retrofitted to all 17 of its high-rise blocks.

To date, 12,000 ForHousing homes have been fitted with full fibre, with the rest due to be upgraded in 2021.

At some point in the future, the copper network in the UK will be switched off, and homes will need to have full fibre to access broadband, in much the same way as analogue TV was switched off in favour of digital.