BT launches fibre broadband in Stranraer

Tuesday, March 18th 2014

According to BT, super fast broadband has been rolled out to Dumfries & Galloway town of Stranraer in Scotland. It is reported that more than 700 businesses and homes will be benefited with super fast broadband connectivity and this figure will rise to 4,500 premises in coming weeks. About two street cabinets have been enabled by Super fast Scotland project and majority of them by the Openreach.

As per the latest figure, fibre broadband has been connected to about 12,900 properties in Dumfries currently and the figure is likely to rise to 20,000 both here and in Stranraer as soon as the rollout is complete. According to Alex Fergusson, MSP for Upper Nithsdale and Galloway, business owners and people at home could not access super fast broadband and hence had been a great problem for them. But now, they can do a lot online and also on multiple devices, he said.

Reports add that before the end of spring this year BT will provide fibre broadband to two thirds of the premises in the UK. 85% of the Scottish premises will be covered by fibre broadband under the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband projects and before the end of 2017, 95% will be covered.


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