HBF Utilities Conference

Openreach will be at this year’s Home Builders Federation utilities conference in Wigan

I’ll be attending and exhibiting at the HBF Utilities ConferenceHBF utilities conference, being held at the DW Stadium in Wigan on the 27th September 2017. It’ll be a great opportunity to hear what property developers, managing agents and construction companies expect from Openreach.

I’ll be meeting property developers and agents from across the construction industry and showing some of our latest innovations like plug and play connectorised fibre – which is allowing us to dramatically reduce the time needed to build Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) technology.

Ultrafast broadband has become a ‘must have’ for new home buyers, alongside other utilities like gas, electricity and water, as Berkeley Group Chief Executive, Rob Perrins recently said :  "For new home buyers, high-speed broadband has almost become a given now – it is like the power steering on a car – no one asks whether the car they’re buying has it anymore.

"If we weren’t able to offer fibre, I think there would be the real prospect of some people walking away from property sales. It is definitely a factor in the decision making process for people buying new homes.”

For more information on the event or to register to attend, click the link below:


I’m looking forward to seeing you there and sharing our vision for the future of fibre networking. 

Karl Thompson -  Senior Strategic Relationship Manager, Openreach