Scotland is 'becoming a digital nation'

Monday, December 29th 2014
The ongoing rollout of fibre broadband in Scotland will have benefits for the whole of the nation in the years ahead.
Scotland is 'becoming a digital nation'
The rollout of improved fibre broadband connectivity across Scotland is helping to create a "digital nation" for all, according to one industry expert.

Director of BT Scotland Brendan Dick told the Scotsman that the number of people signing up to new superfast fibre broadband connections rose by 10,000 per week in Scotland over the last year and this momentum is likely to continue heading into 2015.

The number of homes and businesses now signed up to fibre broadband in Scotland has now surpassed the 1.4 million mark and includes many areas that had little to no connectivity in the past.

"Rolling out fibre into some of the remotest communities across Scotland is no small task but is one which will provide huge economic and social benefits for generations to come," Mr Dick commented.

He added that the limits to what people and businesses can do with this expanded broadband service are constrained only by their own imagination, with the technology set to help boost innovation and the national economy in the coming years.

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