A further 86,700 homes and businesses in Scotland now have access to faster broadband, BT announced last week.
Another 21 communities across the country – including Banchory and Fraserburgh – are the latest to benefit from the roll-out of BT’s next generation broadband service delivered over copper lines. A full list of the locations where the upgrades have been completed is below.
The BT investment makes available download speeds of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps) – more than double the speed previously available from BT.
The technology is already available in more than 170 Scottish communities.
By next Spring around 73 per cent of Scottish homes and businesses will be served by an exchange which has been upgraded to deliver these higher speeds. The new service is available on an open, wholesale basis to all companies providing broadband*.
Brendan Dick, director of BT Scotland, said: “The rapid roll-out of faster broadband continues to reach more communities across Scotland. This major investment is playing a vital role in Scotland’s future prosperity.
“The technology is changing for the better the way we live and work, helping businesses work more efficiently and flexibly and find new markets. And households are better able to make use of the huge range of on-line educational and entertainment opportunities available.
“But there is still much work to be done and we want to work with the public sector to find solutions for even the most challenging locations.”