Press releases • Dec 04, 2017 07:00 GMT
BT Group has become the first-ever employer in Scotland to be awarded the highest possible marks in a review of its Modern Apprenticeship scheme by HM Inspectors. The company received ‘Excellent’ gradings in all five areas* assessed during the review, which was undertaken by HM Inspectors from Education Scotland.
Press releases • Nov 01, 2017 11:00 GMT
BT is on the lookout for young people in Glasgow who are ready to kick-start their working life with a free work placement. The three-week course in November, combining hands-on work experience with coaching and training, is open to anyone aged 16 to 24 not currently in education, employment or training.
Press releases • Oct 13, 2017 12:05 BST
Half a dozen intrepid cyclists from BT’s two Highland contact centres in Thurso and Alness have raised more than £1000 for the Highland Hospice thanks to a gruelling, sponsored cycle ride between the centres.
Press releases • Sep 15, 2017 12:30 BST
More than 2,100 homes and businesses in Duns are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. enior pupils from Duns Primary School and Councillor Mark Rowley helped to unveil the latest street cabinet.
Press releases • Sep 05, 2017 13:00 BST
MSP Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, visited BT’s Thurso contact centre to see at first hand the benefits it has brought to the Caithness economy.
Press releases • Sep 01, 2017 14:30 BST
More than 1,200 homes and businesses in Kelso are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. Kelso Wheelers Cycling Club and Scottish Borders Council helped to unveil the town's latest fibre-based technology this week.
Press releases • Aug 18, 2017 12:00 BST
More than 1,200 homes and businesses in Stranraer are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The people behind the town's Park Fest event - in support of the RNLI - joined Councillor Andrew Giusti and the Digital Scotland team to unveil one of the new high-speed street cabinets.
Press releases • Aug 17, 2017 10:00 BST
New G.fast technology will be available at 26 more ‘pilot’ locations later this year - and parts of Glasgow city centre (Douglas) and Bridgeton in the east end are among them. The new ultrafast services have already started to go live in parts of Langside, Linn and Rutherglen.
Press releases • Aug 11, 2017 11:36 BST
More than 700 homes and businesses in Brechin are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.
Press releases • Aug 02, 2017 13:56 BST
More than 800 homes and businesses in Rhu are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.
Press releases • Jul 17, 2017 09:00 BST
Young sprinter Fraser Angus got off his marks this week to help Digital Scotland celebrate the availability of superfast broadband in his home town of Prestwick. Local homes and businesses are among around 780,000 across Scotland which are now able to access fibre broadband through the Digital Scotland rollout.
Press releases • Jul 05, 2017 14:47 BST
Openreach to provide Ultrafast broadband network to more than 9000 new homes across Scotland, from Inverness to East Kilbride. The new homes will be able to get some of the fastest broadband speeds in the UK following a deal between Openreach and the individual site developers.
Press releases • Jun 30, 2017 00:01 BST
BT is celebrating the 80th anniversary of the UK’s 999 emergency service today (30 June 2017). The world’s oldest emergency call service handles 1.8 million calls a year from around Scotland. Operators based in Glasgow answered almost five million 999 calls from around the UK in the last year, with their colleagues in Dundee handling nearly four million more.
Press releases • Jun 22, 2017 11:05 BST
High speed broadband has arrived on the small Hebridean island of Scalpay
Press releases • Jun 19, 2017 10:00 BST
More than 2000 homes and businesses in Ayr are now able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The Digital Scotland team celebrated fibre availability in the South Ayrshire town this week as they visited a fibre street cabinet that will serve part of the town.
Press releases • Jun 16, 2017 10:00 BST
More than 160,000 homes and businesses in the Highlands and Islands are now part of the high speed fibre broadband network, thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) roll-out. The roll-out contract, being led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and delivered on the ground by Openreach, the UK’s leading digital infrastructure provider, has passed its original coverage target.
Press releases • Jun 14, 2017 15:35 BST
More than 100 plucky Openreach employees who have been taking part in a 900-mile charity relay from Liverpool to Inverness will be able to put their feet up and have a well-earned rest following their arrival in the Highland Capital yesterday (Tuesday).
Press releases • Jun 14, 2017 11:30 BST
More than 750,000 Scottish homes and businesses can now connect to fibre broadband thanks to the £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. It means that more than 90% of Scotland now has access to fibre broadband thanks to the partnership programme and commercial deployment.
Press releases • Jun 14, 2017 11:00 BST
More rural communities in Argyll and Bute are now able to connect to high-speed fibre thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out. Thousands of premises in Arrochar, Barbreck, Bridgend, Crinan, Clynder, Kilchrenan, Lochgoilhead, Port Askaig, Port Ellen, Rhu, Tarbet, Rosneath and Whitehouse are now able to receive fibre broadband for the first time.