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Alasdair Allan MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Alasdair Allan MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Jun 17, 2019 10:30 BST

Na h-Eileanan an Iar MSP Alasdair Allan visited Openreach engineers working on an installation of ultrafast broadband technology for new homes near Sandwick on Friday (14 June 2019). He saw a ‘full fibre’ network being built directly into the new properties at Mackenzie Avenue, Parkend, to deliver ultrafast internet connections.

Openreach opens doors of Livingston Training School for family fun day

Openreach opens doors of Livingston Training School for family fun day

Press releases   •   Jun 17, 2019 10:00 BST

Openreach’s training school in Livingston is throwing open its doors to the public later this month (Sunday 23 June) to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day. The site on Houston Industrial Estate will offer visitors a taste of life as an engineer between 12 noon and 2.30pm.

Stuart McMillan MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Stuart McMillan MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2019 11:00 BST

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan visited Openreach engineers working on an installation of ultrafast broadband technology for new homes in Gourock. The future-proof, reliable services can carry speeds up to 1Gbps1 – around 18.5 times faster than the UK’s current average, which recently topped 54Mbps according to Ofcom.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

John Swinney MSP connects with high-speed broadband

John Swinney MSP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Apr 01, 2019 10:00 BST

Perthshire North MSP John Swinney has been shadowing Openreach engineers to see the progress of high-speed broadband locally, including the next generation of technology. During the field visit the Deputy First Minister visited a new ‘full-fibre’ network in Innerleithen Way in Perth, where he watched a step-by-step demo of how it’s installed.

John Lamont MP connects with high-speed broadband

John Lamont MP connects with high-speed broadband

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2019 10:00 GMT

Borders MP John Lamont has been shadowing Openreach engineers in his constituency to see the progress of high-speed broadband locally. The MP heard about the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, ‘full-fibre’ services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps* – and how engineers are using innovative new techniques to bring more reliable, faster broadband to rural communities.

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*.