Faster broadband is coming to Milngavie and Balmore

Over 2,200 homes and businesses in Balmore and Milngavie are going 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.

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.