05
July
2017
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14:47
Europe/Amsterdam

Fastest broadband in the UK speeds towards a dozen new Scottish housing developments

Summary
Openreach to provide Ultrafast broadband network to more than 9000 new homes across Scotland, from Inverness to East Kilbride. The new homes will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and the individual site developers.
  • Openreach to provide Ultrafast broadband network to more than 9000 new homes across Scotland, from Inverness to East Kilbride

The new homes will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and the individual site developers.

Openreach, the company responsible for the majority of the UK’s local phone and broadband network, will build fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology capable of ultrafast speeds up to 1Gbps for properties on the new sites at Rosewell, Midlothian,Johnstone, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Lossiemouth, Edinburgh, East Calder, East Kilbride, Bonnyrigg, InvernessAberdeen, Kintore and Chapelton, Scotland’s largest new town to the south of Aberdeen.

The deal is part of an Openreach initiative supported by the Home Builders Federation and Homes for Scotland, to connect all UK new housing developments of 30 properties or more with ultrafast fibre infrastructure, free of charge to the developer

Andrew Hepburn, Openreach fibre roll-out, director, Scotland, said: “An ultrafast broadband network will be a major boost for these new communities by ensuring that people living and working there have quick access to some of the fastest speeds available.

“It reflects our commitment to ensuring that Scotland has a first-class network, capable of delivering the latest communication services for households, businesses and other organisations.

“We know that people are passionate about the speed and reliability of the broadband service their communication provider can offer them and that, for some, the availability of ultrafast speeds will strongly influence their decision on which new property to buy.”