Super-fast broadband for 150,000 more Scottish properties

Tuesday, June 26th 2012
Tens of thousands more Scottish households will gain access to fibre broadband next year.
Super-fast broadband for 150,000 more Scottish properties
BT has announced plans to roll out super-fast broadband to another 150,000 homes and businesses across Scotland throughout 2013.

The work, which is part of BT's £2.5 billion investment in fibre optic broadband, will bring access to the technology to almost one million Scottish properties.

Infrastructure Secretary Alex Neil said communities across Scotland deserve to have access to next-generation broadband services, no matter where they are located, reports BBC News.

"Everyone recognises the importance of access to super-fast broadband, not just for our local economies but for every aspect of life in the modern world," he added.

Brendan Dick, director of BT Scotland, claimed consumers and businesses that make the switch to fibre optic broadband will find they are able to do "so much more with their connection".

Earlier this week, the Scottish government announced a £120 million funding package to increase super-fast broadband coverage in the Highlands and Islands.

Chief executive of Highlands and Islands Enterprise Alex Paterson said the region is now on track to deliver the most challenging rural broadband project in the UK.

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