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BT to connect another 150,000 Scottish homes to superfast broadband news
26 June 2012

Another 150,000 Scottish homes and businesses will get superfast broadband next year, BT said, that would takethe total number of homes and firms in Scotland with superfast broadband to around 1 million. The investment forms part of a 2.5 billion roll-out of fibre broadband by the telco across the UK. 

With this development, local economies would get "a massive shot in the arm" according BT said. 

According to BT Scotland director Brendan Dick, local firms and households who made the switch to fibre broadband would be able to do so much more with their connection, whether they were using it for business, entertainment, education, social networking or shopping - or all of these at once.

He added they were joining more than 10 million premises now passed by the company's fibre network and becoming part of one of the fastest roll-outs of the technology anywhere in the world.

Infrastructure secretary Alex Neil wants access to superfast broadband across Scotland as everyone recognised the importance of access to superfast broadband "for every aspect of life in the modern world."

BT's local network business, Openreach, is targeting connecting two thirds of UK homes and businesses by end 2012 with a mix of fibre to the cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTTP) technologies.

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BT to connect another 150,000 Scottish homes to superfast broadband