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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.

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.

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Oliver Mundell Openreach 01

Oliver Mundell Openreach 01

1) Oliver Mundell MSP (L) and Openreach’s James Carsley (L) watch as engineer Ian Graham shows how tiny fibre cables are spliced together...

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Openreach_Pentland 01

Openreach’s Scotland director Fraser Rowberry (L) and Gordon MacDonald MSP (R) make a festive fibre connection

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Liberton 3

Edinburgh’s Ian Murray MP (second left) and Daniel Johnson MSP (right) visited Liberton to see the latest upgrades of more reliable, ul...

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Openreach Orkney 03

Openreach Orkney 03

Openreach has been working with Stephen Kemp (L) of Orkney Builders to deliver full-fibre broadband into his development at Grainbank, Ki...

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