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Ultrafast broadband is a touch of Classlochie for rural Kinross-shire

Ultrafast broadband is a touch of Classlochie for rural Kinross-shire

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2019 10:00 BST

When a rural community near Kinross was faced with downloading movies in the same time it took to walk to York, its residents decided to take action. After working in partnership with Openreach, today’s gigabit* connectivity means they’re among the fastest few per cent in the UK - and their community partnership is paving the way for 5G.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Dalbeattie

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Dalbeattie

Press releases   •   Jun 03, 2019 09:00 BST

More premises across Dumfries and Galloway can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. The new network has arrived in Dalbeattie with more fibre now available in Kirkgunzeon, Haugh of Urr, Ringford, Dumfries, Collin, Lochmaben and Kirtlebridge.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Newmachar

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Newmachar

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 11:00 BST

More premises across Aberdeenshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. The new network has now arrived in Newmachar, with more fibre also available in Newdeer, Portlethen, Balmedie, Fraserburgh, Rosehearty and Peterhead.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Kilmarnock

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Kilmarnock

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 10:00 BST

More premises across East Ayrshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. Thanks to the programme, more than 930,000 premises across Scotland are able to connect to the new network, which has now arrived in Kilmarnock. Other areas where more fibre broadband is now available include Fenwick and Mauchline.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in West Kilbride

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in West Kilbride

Press releases   •   May 29, 2019 10:00 BST

More premises across North Ayrshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. Thanks to the programme, more than 930,000 premises across Scotland are able to connect to the new network, which has now arrived in West Kilbride, with more fibre broadband available in Ardrossan, Beith, Irvine and Dundonald.

MP Visits Suffolk Farmers ‘Digging’ the UK’s Fastest Broadband Speeds

MP Visits Suffolk Farmers ‘Digging’ the UK’s Fastest Broadband Speeds

Press releases   •   May 28, 2019 15:11 BST

Rural broadband was top of the agenda as MP Therese Coffey spent time with landowners at the Benacre Estate in Suffolk.

Stephen Crabb MP connects with ultrafast broadband

Stephen Crabb MP connects with ultrafast broadband

Press releases   •   May 23, 2019 00:01 BST

Stephen Crabb MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire has been meeting with Openreach engineers working on the next generation of broadband technology to connect a new social housing development in Milford Haven.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Inverkeilor

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband is Up your Street in Inverkeilor

Press releases   •   May 21, 2019 10:00 BST

More premises across Angus can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout. Thanks to the programme, more than 930,000 premises across Scotland are able to connect to the new network, which has now arrived in Inverkeilor. Other areas where more fibre broadband is now available include Kellas, Finavon and Muirhead.

Cambridgeshire on track for 99% coverage using the latest fibre technology to reach rural areas

Cambridgeshire on track for 99% coverage using the latest fibre technology to reach rural areas

Press releases   •   May 20, 2019 14:39 BST

Cambridgeshire County Council has announced plans today (20 May) to bring some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK to more than 5,300 homes and businesses in harder to reach rural areas of the county

Half of Digital Scotland households sign up for better broadband

Half of Digital Scotland households sign up for better broadband

Press releases   •   May 14, 2019 10:00 BST

More than half the homes and business reached by the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout have switched to faster fibre-based services, latest figures show. Across Scotland, nearly 930,000 homes and businesses have now been reached by the Digital Scotland network, with Openreach engineers continuing work on the ground during 2019.

Thousands of new homes in Scotland could miss out on ultrafast broadband

Thousands of new homes in Scotland could miss out on ultrafast broadband

Press releases   •   May 05, 2019 12:00 BST

Digital network operator Openreach has called on Scottish developers to make sure home buyers don’t miss out on ultrafast, full fibre broadband when they’re purchasing new properties. More than 60 Scottish homebuilders at a conference at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh heard that around 3,000 new properties a year are currently missing out on full fibre technology.

Digital Scotland broadband to boost Scottish economy by £2.76 billion

Digital Scotland broadband to boost Scottish economy by £2.76 billion

Press releases   •   Apr 29, 2019 10:30 BST

New research suggests that every public pound invested in fibre broadband in Scotland is delivering almost £12 of benefits to the Scottish economy.

Paul Wheelhouse MSP visits the Scottish Borders to celebrate new fibre connection

Paul Wheelhouse MSP visits the Scottish Borders to celebrate new fibre connection

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 14:16 BST

Paul Wheelhouse, MSP, Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands, joined the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team and Openreach to celebrate the latest fibre broadband connection in the Whitsome area in the Scottish Borders.

More than one million homes and businesses can now order full fibre broadband via the Openreach network

More than one million homes and businesses can now order full fibre broadband via the Openreach network

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 10:42 BST

Family with eight children living in the one millionth home passed awarded free full fibre broadband for a year Build in 12 further locations to begin during the next 12 months, taking the total to 38 Engineers have already installed around 2.6 million kilometres of fibre – enough to get to the moon and back three times.

Five thousand engineers and new recruits benefit from Openreach’s Bradford training centre

Five thousand engineers and new recruits benefit from Openreach’s Bradford training centre

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 09:59 BST

An Openreach training centre in Bradford is celebrating a successful first year with news that more than 5,500 engineers and new recruits have been trained at the facility since its official launch in March last year

New future-proof broadband connection for South Wales cave rescuers could save lives

New future-proof broadband connection for South Wales cave rescuers could save lives

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2019 08:00 BST

Cavers that come to South Wales are to benefit from a new digital safety net, thanks to the efforts of local Openreach engineers.

Bruce Crawford MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Bruce Crawford MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 14:00 BST

Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford today visited Openreach engineers working on an installation of the next generation of broadband technology for new homes in Raploch. He saw a ‘full-fibre’ network built directly to the properties to deliver ultrafast internet connections. The future-proof services can carry speeds up to 1Gbps - 21 times faster than the UK’s current average.

Annabelle Ewing MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Annabelle Ewing MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 10:00 BST

Cowdenbeath MSP Annabelle Ewing has been shadowing Openreach engineers to see the latest developments in high-speed broadband in her constituency. More than 98 per cent of premises in the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath area are now able to connect to broadband at a speed of 30Mbps and above.

SwitchStaffs Campaign to Unlock the Potential of Faster Broadband

SwitchStaffs Campaign to Unlock the Potential of Faster Broadband

Press releases   •   Apr 05, 2019 10:11 BST

More Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to superfast broadband, now that most of the county is able to access the technology.

Digital network paves the way for e-health revolution

Digital network paves the way for e-health revolution

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 10:00 BST

Lothian MSP Miles Briggs – Scotland’s shadow cabinet secretary for health and sport – has joined engineers on the streets of Edinburgh to explore how better broadband could revolutionise e-healthcare. Openreach is building the next generation of broadband in the city - future-proof, ‘full-fibre’ services at speeds up to 1Gbps* - with more than 30,000 homes and businesses now able to connect.