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Openreach invests £400,000 to train Scotland’s digital engineers of the future

Openreach invests £400,000 to train Scotland’s digital engineers of the future

Press Releases   •   May 21, 2018 00:30 BST

Openreach chief executive Clive Selley today announced a £400,000 investment in a fibre training school for Scotland to educate a new generation of digital engineers. More than 4,000 people have applied for 400 new trainee engineering roles being created in Scotland by the digital network business as it gears up for a major rollout of ultrafast broadband.

City businesses get ultrafast update

City businesses get ultrafast update

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2018 09:00 BST

Openreach’s strategic infrastructure development director Kim Mears visits Edinburgh this week to update city businesses about plans for ultrafast broadband services in the capital.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches more of Angus

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches more of Angus

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2018 12:00 BST

More premises across Angus can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. Thanks to the programme, more than 890,000 premises are able to connect to the new network, which has now arrived in places like Hillside, Longleys and Drumkilbo.

Minister kicks off new superfast campaign

Minister kicks off new superfast campaign

Press Releases   •   May 14, 2018 12:00 BST

Rural affairs and connectivity minister Fergus Ewing MSP today helped to launch the latest phase of a major campaign to encourage more people to sign up to fibre broadband.

Glamis architect has designs on superfast broadband

Glamis architect has designs on superfast broadband

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2018 10:00 BST

More than 15,000 homes and businesses across Angus are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme – and James F Stephen Architects, which has its main office in Glamis, is one of the many to benefit.

Highland Chocolatier gets a boost with Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Highland Chocolatier gets a boost with Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Press Releases   •   May 07, 2018 10:00 BST

A Highland Perthshire chocolate maker has seen its internet speeds rocket from 6Mbps to 60Mbps thanks to the £428m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. Iain Burnett, The Highland Chocolatier based in Grandtully, Pitlochry, is using its new high-speed connection to showcase confectionary online and boost customer service.

Local family benefits thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Local family benefits thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2018 15:10 BST

More than 830 homes and businesses across Errol are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband, thanks to the £428m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

Kintore training business gets a superfast broadband boost

Kintore training business gets a superfast broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Apr 26, 2018 11:00 BST

Businesswoman Dawn Henderson, who lives and works from home in Kintore, is among the thousands of people benefiting from high-speed fibre broadband. More than 80,000 homes and businesses across Aberdeenshire are now able to connect thanks to the £428m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

Newington pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Newington pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2018 10:30 BST

More than 2,400 homes and businesses in Newington are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. Senior pupils from Preston Street Primary School and Councillor Kate Campbell unveiled the latest coverage this week.

Scotland reaches 95% fibre coverage

Scotland reaches 95% fibre coverage

Press Releases   •   Apr 17, 2018 08:29 BST

More than 95% of homes and businesses across Scotland can now access fibre broadband

Chancellor welcomes boost to Britain’s digital economy with largest recruitment drive in Openreach history
400 new trainee engineers for Scotland in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

400 new trainee engineers for Scotland in Openreach’s biggest ever recruitment drive

Press Releases   •   Mar 15, 2018 00:05 GMT

• Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire, Highlands & Islands, Argyll & Bute, Dumfries & Galloway and Perth & Kinross among the locations to benefit • 3,500 new engineers across the UK will help deliver ultrafast Fibre to the Premises broadband to three million premises, support evolving mobile networks and improve customer service • News welcomed by the Scottish and UK Governments

Scotland to get £12.2 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Scotland to get £12.2 million boost from local community fibre broadband schemes

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 09:35 GMT

Faster broadband boosts house prices and business success as well as providing a range of social benefits for rural communities, according to independent report.

Fibre boost for Kilbirnie thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Fibre boost for Kilbirnie thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Press Releases   •   Feb 19, 2018 11:00 GMT

More than 900 homes and businesses in the Kilbirnie area are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband through the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The Digital Scotland team was joined by community group Radio City Association to celebrate fibre availability in the town last week.

Fibre broadband progresses across Scotland

Fibre broadband progresses across Scotland

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 14:18 GMT

Another 26,000 premises across the country can now get fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout.

Highland community’s Ultrafast broadband boost

Highland community’s Ultrafast broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 11:49 GMT

Villagers in a small rural community in Inverness-shire have been blown away by the speed of ultrafast broadband thanks to cash donated by a local wind farm.

Digital Scotland and Borders Railway: together making Scotland more connected

Digital Scotland and Borders Railway: together making Scotland more connected

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2018 11:36 GMT

The Digital Scotland team joined forces with local authorities and the Borders Railway to let people living along the rail route know that it’s full steam ahead for superfast broadband!

Digital Scotland and Borders Railway: together making Scotland more connected

Digital Scotland and Borders Railway: together making Scotland more connected

Press Releases   •   Feb 02, 2018 11:28 GMT

The Digital Scotland team joined forces with local authorities and the Borders Railway to let people living along the rail route know that it’s full steam ahead for superfast broadband!

Edinburgh leads the UK in major new drive for ultrafast broadband as Openreach launches ‘Fibre First’ programme

Edinburgh leads the UK in major new drive for ultrafast broadband as Openreach launches ‘Fibre First’ programme

Press Releases   •   Feb 01, 2018 07:00 GMT

Edinburgh will be one of the first cities to benefit from proposals announced today by Openreach for a major acceleration of its ultrafast fibre broadband network. Openreach has announced proposals to extend by 50 per cent its target for rolling out Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) to reach 3 million premises across the UK by the end of 2020 through a new ‘Fibre First’ programme .

Superfast broadband set to transform island’s social enterprise

Superfast broadband set to transform island’s social enterprise

Press Releases   •   Jan 29, 2018 15:59 GMT

Superfast technology to create new learning opportunities for South Uist group