Fibre broadband boost for North Ayrshire town

Thursday, November 28th 2013
The Scottish town of Beith has seen more than 3,200 properties connected to fibre optic broadband for the first time.
Fibre broadband boost for North Ayrshire town
More than 3,200 homes and businesses in the town of Beith in North Ayrshire have been introduced to fibre optic broadband access.

The move has come as part of a nationwide rollout project by BT, which has seen the service provider invest £2.5 billion in bringing superfast speeds to residents and business owners.

This the first phase of the rollout in Beith, with the number of premises that will benefit set to double once engineers have finished installing the new next-generation network.

North Ayrshire and Arran MP Katy Clark was delighted to hear about the rollout and was quick to highlight the economic and social benefits the service would bring.

She said: "Broadband is an essential part of North Ayrshire's present and future. It's vital that we embrace this latest generation of technology in order for our local economy to remain competitive." 

Beith follows other North Ayrshire areas like Ardrossan, Irvine and Stanecastle, which have already been connected to the high-speed service.

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