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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.

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.