Superfast broadband welcomed to Forth with Halloween-themed cabinet

Wednesday, October 29th 2014
Local schoolchildren have welcomed superfast broadband to Forth with a Halloween-themed cabinet.
Superfast broadband welcomed to Forth with Halloween-themed cabinet
Better broadband has arrived in the Scottish village of Forth, thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout initiative.

The high-speed technology was welcomed to the area by pupils from the local primary school, as well as representatives from South Lanarkshire Council and service provider BT.

With Halloween taking place at the end of this week, the village's green roadside cabinet was decorated with a spooky theme to mark the occasion.

Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon commented: "By extending fibre broadband access to places like Forth, that wouldn't otherwise be served commercially, this programme lays the foundations of a world-class digital Scotland."

Forth is among the first South Lanarkshire communities to receive an upgrade to the superfast technology under the £410 million rollout project, which is being funded by the Scottish government, BT, local authorities, the European Development Fund, Broadband Delivery UK and the Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Altogether, the connectivity scheme aims to bring fast fibre broadband to more than 750,000 homes and businesses throughout Scotland.

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