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East Ayrshire Council welcomes fibre broadband rollout
BT's decision to include Cumnock and Stewarton in its fibre broadband plans has been welcomed by the local council.East Ayrshire Council (EAC) has welcomed BT's decision to roll out fibre optic broadband to the Cumnock and Stewarton exchange areas.
The telecoms giant's investment will see super-fast broadband extended to 7,000 homes and businesses in the two towns during 2013, boosting the total number of Scottish properties with access to the service to just under one million.
Councillor Jim Buchanan of EAC said the news is a welcome addition to the fibre broadband rollout previously announced for parts of Kilmarnock, reports the Kilmarnock Standard.
Local businesses will find that faster broadband speeds make a "significant difference" to their operation, he claimed.
Mr Buchanan added: "We look forward to working with BT to maximise the economic development opportunities [that] fibre broadband will bring and hope that more of our communities will also soon benefit from this next-generation technology."
Some 150,000 Scottish homes and businesses in 21 communities have been included in BT's latest super-fast broadband rollout programme.
Other areas set to benefit from the work include Brechin, Oban and Wishaw.