More London boroughs where old copper wire telephone and broadband services will be turned off have been revealed. 

Havering and Barking & Dagenham are just two of 84 new exchange locations named by Openreach, the firm responsible for the network, this week. 

The plans will see the end of the sale of copper wire-based phone and broadband services and a move to fibre cables.

Customers will instead be offered the option to upgrade their services to an ultrafast full fibre connection. 

According to Openreach, full fibre is the most reliable broadband technology, with faster internet speeds and less buffering. 

Romford Recorder: Openreach have named 84 new locations where their 'Stop Sell' scheme will be implementedOpenreach have named 84 new locations where their 'Stop Sell' scheme will be implemented (Image: PA)Companies that use the network, including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, and Vodafone, have been given a year's notice of the change ahead of it being imposed. 

The scheme to stop selling copper wire-based services comes as three out of four premises connected to a particular exchange are now able to get an ultrafast, full-fibre service. 

Customers in these areas who then want to switch or upgrade their broadband or phone service can then take a new digital service over the full fibre network. 

Those in the new exchanges who do not yet have access to the full fibre will not be affected and will be able to stay on their copper services. 

The changes will be implemented in Barking and Upminster. 

You can check if your postcode is included through the Openreach postcode checker

James Lilley, Openreach’s managed customer migrations manager, said: “We’re moving to a digital world and Openreach is helping with that transformation by rolling out ultrafast, ultra-reliable, and future-proofed digital Full Fibre across the UK.

"This game changing technology will become the backbone of our economy for decades to come, supporting every aspect of our public services, businesses, industries and daily lives.

“As copper’s ability to support modern communications declines, the immediate focus is getting people onto newer, future proofed technologies.”