PEOPLE in Hayes and Uxbridge are the first in the borough set to benefit from ultrafast internet following a multi-million investment in ‘full fibre’ broadband by Openreach. 

A mammoth project was made possible after Openreach invested in major upgrades at its exchanges in Hayes and Uxbridge. 

This new network delivers fibre optic cables from the exchange to residents’ and firms’ front doors, known as ‘full fibre.  

It can deliver speeds 15 times faster than average.

The fibre optic cables are not affected by bad weather and are far less likely to ‘drop out’ like existing connections. 

The growing relationship between Hillingdon Council and Openreach was marked by a symbolic ‘splicing’ of a fibre optic cable at the Hayes exchange by council leader Cllr Ian Edwards. 

To find out if ‘full fibre’ is available at your home or business, check your postcode at