Cathy Jamieson welcomes high-speed broadband
The UK Labour party politician and MP for Kilmarnock and Loudoun, Cathy Jamieson welcomed the new high-speed broadband to Stewarton. She said that BT’s high- speed broadband is like building blocks in the economic development and growth of a region. Access to reliable and fast broadband would attract new businesses, boost the existing ones and would pave the way for the creation of new employment opportunities and investments. Not only businesses but the households would also be benefited by Superfast broadband.
Almost 7000 homes in Stewarton and Cimnock towns would be provided with access to high-speed broadband by 2013. These two towns are among the 21 Scottish communities scheduled in the next phase of BT’s 2.5 billion Pounds fibre rollout in the UK. Including the 21,000 premises in Kilmarnock which was already marked for broadband, the total number of Scottish properties now included in the programme would cross 985,000.
BT’s Scotland director Brendan Dick said that access to fibre broadband to the communities in Cumnock and Stewarton would bring new life blood for businesses and households in these areas. It would result in the creation of new businesses, job opportunities and educational advancements. Once the high-speed network expands throughout Scotland, the essential public services could be offered online. He added that the local firms and households that switch over to the new system could be benefited much whether they use this technology for entertainment, business, social networking, education or online shopping.
The Scotland director said that the communities in Cimnock and Stewarton are now joining the more than 10 million properties provided with fibre network and could enjoy the benefits of the fastest rollouts of the technology. Jim Buchanan, Councillor welcomed the fibre optic broadband for Cumnock and Stewarton exchange areas. He also told that the new fibre-based broadband would revolutionize the local businesses. Faster and reliable broadband would enable businesses to win new contracts and expand businesses. Not only that all schools and colleges in the region will also be benefited by faster broadband. In short, the councillor said that East Ayrshire Council is ready and willing to work with BT for bringing the next generation broadband technology to this region for it would pave the way for all sided development of the region.