Fibre broadband coming soon

Faster broadband's coming
Faster broadband's coming

More than 2,200 homes and businesses in Balmore and Milngavie will be next to benefit from faster fibre broadband.

And over 5,000 homes and businesses in East Dunbartonshire will also be able to get fibre broadband thanks to the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme which is being funded by the Scottish Government and local authorities, including East Dunbartonshire.

The first homes and businesses in the latest locations will start to go live this summer.

In this latest announcement, across Scotland, a further 54,000 homes and businesses will benefit from the new local networks being created.

Around 217,000 homes and businesses across Scotland are already able to get better connected - at speeds of up to 80Mbps* - thanks to the £410m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband partnership.

And now the project is reaching further into rural areas as engineers from BT’s local network business, Openreach, continue work on the ground.

Fibre broadband enables multiple users in a home or business to access the internet, download and share large files at the same time and more quickly than ever before. As the higher speeds become available, anyone interested in signing up for fibre-based services should contact their service provider.

The project is being delivered on the ground by BT, which is investing £126m in the programme.

Councillor Alan Moir, convener of development and regeneration, said: “Superfast broadband is crucial for East Dunbartonshire and a major priority for this council so we’re pleased that even more of our communities will have better access to online services.

“We also recognise the challenges that continue to be faced by some of our communities and are lobbying the provider in a bid to ensure these areas are addressed.

“It’s important that these services are not just in the towns but are now reaching into the smaller villages.

“We know how vital this infrastructure is to our local economy and the opportunities it can provide for the people who live and work here.”