A BLOCK of flats in Devonshire Way, Hayes, is the first block in Hillingdon to get a full fibre internet connection through the council's new partnership with Openreach.

It will be the first 'multi-dwelling' building in the borough to be connected to Openreach's ultra-fast fibre broadband network.

Currently, 35,000 homes and businesses in Hillingdon can access the network, following a £10m investment in the borough.

More buildings - including further blocks of flats - are being surveyed to see if they're suitable for connection to the network.

Others, that have already been surveyed, are set to go live soon as the rollout continues.

Openreach full fibre is 10 times faster than average speeds. Additionally, the fibre optic cables aren't affected by bad weather.

Kieran Wines, Openreach's Regional Director for London, said: “I'd encourage people to check what's available at their address using the postcode checker on our website, www.openreach.com”