October Newsletter

October 2017

The roll out of fibre broadband continues, with over 800,000 homes and businesses now able to connect to faster broadband, thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

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Newsletter - August

August 2017

Hopefully most of us will have been able to enjoy a few days break over the summer – but please rest assured there has been no let up with the crews out deploying fibre. Each week more villages and communities go live, with more than 750,000 premises now able to get fibre broadband thanks to the programme.

Find out more in our August newsletter.

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Newsletter - June

June 2017

Introduction from Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity.

Each week, another village or community is connected to fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme, places like Ardwell in Dumfries and Galloway as well as Cairnie in berdeenshire are now able to benefit.

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March 2017

Introduction from Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity.

We are all “digitally connected” in ways that would have seemed unimaginable even a decade ago. It is, therefore, vital to creating a fairer Scotland and a more prosperous economy that everyone across Scotland is able to access broadband and mobile services.

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October 2016

Winter is fast approaching – but it’s not slowing us down!

As the seasons change, and we face the prospect of wintry weather over the months ahead, the roll out of fibre broadband continues apace. Thousands of extra homes and businesses are being connected each month and our engineers have robust plans in place to deal with any challenges the Scottish weather may throw at them.

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August 2016

Find out the latest news from Digital Scotland.  Learn about the new exchange announcements and the new developments on the website. We have also updated the website with more information around Why Can't I get a date and some new deployment videos.

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June 2016

Find out more about what the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team has been up to this summer - with new locations able to get fibre, and new events where people can find out what high speed fibre broadband can do for them.

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April 2016

New exchanges are being enabled for fibre broadband every week, opening new opportunities for thousands more homes and businesses. This year we will see the arrival of fibre broadband at many of the smallest exchanges in Scotland, previously served by ‘exchange only’ lines.

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February 2016

The early part of 2016 has seen us reaching a significant milestone – 500,000 homes and businesses in Scotland can now get fibre broadband. Over the last two years, Openreach engineers have laid over 5000 km of fibre cable – enough to stretch all the way from Glasgow to New York. We have just announced that premises in 28 further exchanges around Scotland will soon be enabled for fibre broadband, all the way from Sauchen, Schivas and Wartle in Aberdeenshire to Gordon, Grantshouse and Drochil Castle in the Scottish Borders.

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