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Openreach unveils £485,000 investment in Scottish training school

Openreach unveils £485,000 investment in Scottish training school

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 12:00 GMT

Minister for Business, Fair Work and Skills Jamie Hepburn opens new fibre training school in Livingston, West Lothian. National centre and unique outdoor ‘classroom’ will give engineers the skills they need to build Scotland’s full fibre future as investment is welcomed by Skills Development Scotland and Education Scotland.

Rhoda Grant MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Rhoda Grant MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 13:00 GMT

​Highlands and Islands MSP Rhoda Grant has been out in the field with Openreach engineers to see the progress of high-speed broadband and customer service in the Highlands and Islands. The MSP also heard about the company’s plans to roll out the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, full-fibre services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps*.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Scotland

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Scotland

Press Releases   •   Feb 25, 2019 12:00 GMT

More premises across Scotland can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £442 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. More premises in more remote areas are now able to connect and the Digital Scotland take-up rates currently stands at 48%. However this still means hundreds of thousands of people could be benefitting, but aren’t.

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions welcomes UK jobs boost as Openreach recruits another 3,000 apprentice engineers to support fibre broadband ambitions

Secretary of State for Work and Pensions welcomes UK jobs boost as Openreach recruits another 3,000 apprentice engineers to support fibre broadband ambitions

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 01:00 GMT

Amber Rudd opens new training centre for engineers in Peterborough and welcomes 3,000 new apprentice engineers, highlighting the number of women now moving into the sector 11 additional build locations revealed as Openreach accelerates its full fibrei broadband roll out

Openreach announces 220 engineering jobs for Scotland

Openreach announces 220 engineering jobs for Scotland

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2019 00:01 GMT

More than 220 trainee engineers will be hired across Scotland as part of a huge recruitment drive announced today by Openreach, with new jobs earmarked for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeenshire, Highlands & Islands and the South of Scotland. Openreach has also announced 11 new full fibre broadband locations – including thousands of homes in the Greater Glasgow area

Oliver Mundell MSP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

Oliver Mundell MSP connects with high-speed fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Jan 15, 2019 10:00 GMT

Dumfriesshire MSP Oliver Mundell was out in the field with Openreach engineers this week (Monday) to see the progress that’s been made with fibre broadband and customer service in Dumfries and Galloway. Engineers also updated him on the company’s plans to roll out the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, full-fibre services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps.

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep Scotland connected

Openreach stocks up for winter to keep Scotland connected

Press Releases   •   Dec 27, 2018 10:00 GMT

Openreach is stocking up on thousands of snow shoes, salt and screenwash to make sure millions of people stay connected in the event of severe weather this winter. Lessons learned from dealing with extreme weather over the last few winters has seen the UK’s digital network business invest in record amounts of stock this year to keep its engineers on the road.

All I want for Christmas is… ultrafast broadband

All I want for Christmas is… ultrafast broadband

Press Releases   •   Dec 24, 2018 10:00 GMT

Edinburgh Pentland MSP Gordon MacDonald today marked the advent of ultrafast, full-fibre broadband in his constituency on a festive field trip with engineers from Openreach. He was the latest local politician to learn about the next generation of broadband technology being rolled out across the city.

Openreach brings ultrafast broadband to Scottish islands

Openreach brings ultrafast broadband to Scottish islands

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2018 11:00 GMT

Housing developments in Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles will be among the best connected in Scotland, with access to reliable ultrafast broadband. Openreach is working with local developers to build full fibre networks direct to dozens of new homes in Gott on Shetland, Kirkwall on Orkney, Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis and Bowmore on Islay, as well as Lochgilphead and Oban.

Ultrafast full fibre broadband unveiled to Edinburgh politicians

Ultrafast full fibre broadband unveiled to Edinburgh politicians

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 10:00 GMT

Openreach has been showing the next generation of broadband technology to Edinburgh’s Ian Murray MP and Daniel Johnson MSP. They visited Liberton to see the latest upgrades of more reliable, ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) as local residents became among the first in the city to get connected to the new, future-proof technology.

Edenside Primary School pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Edenside Primary School pupils get a lesson with fibre broadband

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 10:00 GMT

Pupils from Edenside Primary School in Kelso have been learning about technology aboard the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Fibre Showcase. More than 36,100 premises across the Borders are now able to connect to the Digital Scotland network, which has reached Camptown for the first time, with more coverage being rolled out in places like Bonchester Bridge, Duns, West Linton and Leitholm.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates more fibre broadband in South Ayrshire

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates more fibre broadband in South Ayrshire

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 10:00 GMT

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team is celebrating the latest fibre broadband availability in Girvan, South Ayrshire. They were joined by senior pupils from Girvan Primary School to unveil the latest fibre street cabinet that serves part of the local area. The Girvan premises are among more than 16,700 across South Ayrshire now able to connect to the Digital Scotland network.

Thousands across Tranent to get broadband boost

Thousands across Tranent to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 07:30 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content is about to become faster and more reliable for 7,500 homes and businesses in Tranent. People living in the East Lothian town are set to benefit from access to some of the fastest broadband speeds available after Openreach announced the next 81 locations to be upgraded for ultrafast broadband.

Thousands across Hamilton to get broadband boost

Thousands across Hamilton to get broadband boost

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2018 07:30 GMT

Downloading a film and sharing or streaming content is about to become faster and more reliable for more than 30,000 homes and businesses in Hamilton. People living in the South Lanarkshire town are set to benefit from access to some of the fastest broadband speeds available (up to 330 Mbps), after Openreach announced the next 81 locations to be upgraded for ultrafast broadband.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Fife - as Secret Bunker goes ultrafast…

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Fife - as Secret Bunker goes ultrafast…

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2018 10:30 GMT

More premises across Fife can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. To unveil the latest upgrades, the Digital Scotland team visited Scotland’s Secret Bunker near St Andrews. The Cold War era tourist attraction is among the first premises in the area to upgrade to ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) technology.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Dumfries and Galloway

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across Dumfries and Galloway

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2018 12:40 GMT

More premises across Dumfries and Galloway can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout, which has now reached Carsluith for the first time, with more coverage being rolled out in Sanquhar and Port William.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across South Ayrshire

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband celebrates latest fibre broadband availability across South Ayrshire

Press Releases   •   Nov 13, 2018 10:00 GMT

More premises across South Ayrshire can now upgrade to faster fibre broadband through the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout. Barr is one of the latest South Ayrshire villages to benefit from the rollout, and local pupils helped to unveil the latest upgrades.

Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Drone helps broadband speeds to soar in Highland glen

Press Releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 10:00 GMT

Engineers building a new full-fibre broadband network in challenging Highland terrain this week drafted in a DRONE to fly cable across a river. Openreach is working with the community of Glenmazeran on an ambitious project to bring more reliable, ultrafast broadband to residents. And a Scottish engineering first was needed to reach one remote property.

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband launches new Borders campaign

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband launches new Borders campaign

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2018 10:00 GMT

A new phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband ‘Up your Street’ campaign has kicked off in the Scottish Borders to encourage more residents to sign up to fibre broadband and enjoy its many benefits. Councillor Mark Rowley and senior pupils from Philiphaugh Community School in Selkirk helped the Digital Scotland team to launch the campaign this week.

Budding engineer Cameron proves a class act

Budding engineer Cameron proves a class act

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2018 10:00 GMT

Engineering-mad schoolboy Cameron Francis had his wish come true this week when he and his Glasgow classmates got an exclusive lesson in engineering. The nine-year-old from Glasgow wrote to Openreach asking if he could visit his local telephone exchange, signing off as Cameron Francis. Openreach teamed up with Digital Scotland to give Cameron and his classmates a day to remember.