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We are the proud guardians of the UK's local access network, sometimes referred to as the 'first mile'. The local access network—the wires and fibres that connect tens of millions of homes and businesses to local telephone exchanges—is one of the UK’s most important assets, and Openreach was created to give communications providers equal access to it. We supply communications providers with products and services linked to this nationwide network, and also work on their behalf to ensure the people of the UK have reliable local access to the telephony and Internet services they offer. Please visit for more information.