MJ Quinn to support £360m North West Boost for Ultrafast Full Fibre Broadband

Following a competitive tender process, MJ Quinn were one of two partners chosen by Openreach to play a crucial role in building a new network for thousands of premises in the North West.

Around 900,000 more North West homes and businesses will benefit from a broadband boost in the region of £360m. People living and working in parts of Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Merseyside, are all set to benefit from Openreach’s national upgrade plan, with the majority of premises in each area gaining access to the latest Ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband. Locations include Aintree, Blackpool, Hale, Hyde, Kirkham, Rochdale and Wigan. Work will take place between now and 2026.

MJ Quinn will play a vital role in building the network with detailed planning activity already underway. As part of the contract, MJ Quinn will be responsible for construction tasks such as: surveying, building, testing and supporting Openreach to commission the network so that customers can place order

 “Nobody in the UK is building full fibre faster, further or at a higher quality than Openreach. We’re reaching more communities than ever and our team of highly-skilled engineers, alongside our build partners, are working hard to deliver some of the fastest and most reliable broadband available anywhere in the world.

“Just last month we announced 50 rural and hard to reach locations across the North West were to benefit, so it’s great that we’re able to reveal another huge broadband boost for the region with these additional locations.

“The latest details and timescales will be available on our website as the build planning progresses.”

Robert Thorburn, Openreach’s Regional Director for the North

“In the last 18 months we have all come to appreciate how vital a strong and reliable internet connection is, both in our professional and personal lives. MJ Quinn are extremely proud to be working in partnership with Openreach to build ultrafast and ultra-reliable fibre networks of the future.

“We are particularly proud to be delivering so close to home, the North West and North Wales region, an area in which MJ Quinn have had a strong presence for over 30 years. Through our work we will support generations of people to gain access to technologies that will enhance their lives and leave a legacy for many years to come.”

Alan O’Prey, Managing Director, MJ Quinn

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