Eight more locations in Cornwall are set to benefit from Openreach’s mammoth broadband upgrade.

More than 7,500 additional homes and businesses – including in Dobwalls, St Tudy and the Isles of Scilly are lined up for Full Fibre.

Openreach announced this latest development as it continues to expand its commercial investment in digital infrastructures across the UK.

These areas are joining more than 155,000 homes and businesses in Cornwall already equipped with the broadband in the UK as part of Openreach's ongoing initiative.

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Martin Williams, Openreach’s regional director for the South West, said: "This is a huge infrastructure success story across the region.

"No company is building faster or further in Europe, that we’re aware of.

"We won't be stopping either.

" We plan to build even further across the region, to more cities and towns, and our most rural communities.

"And our engineers, of which 3,100 live in the region, are doing this at a rapid pace - despite this being a hugely complex engineering project.

"Our fibre checker has the latest information about our work in your area, but only 41% of premises across Cornwall which can order a new ultrafast service have done so, as upgrades aren’t automatic.

"Once Full Fibre is available where you live, you’ll need to place an order with a provider of your choice to get connected and we’ll do the rest!

"Openreach’s network offers the widest choice of providers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and Zen – which means people have lots of choice and can get a great deal."

The project, is set to bring gigabit-capable technology to 25 million homes and businesses by the end of 2026.

Already, more than 4.7 million homes and businesses across the UK have upgraded to Full Fibre and the number is growing, with more than 50,000 orders being placed each week.

To keep residents informed, Openreach has updated its online map and postcode checker to provide a clearer view of their progress.

The map displays the levels of current and future full fibre coverage, utilizing data from all of their building programmes.

The postcode checker continues to offer a personalised view of the connectivity available to individual homes or businesses.