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Call for entries to BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Call for entries to BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Press Releases   •   Jun 27, 2018 10:40 BST

TV illusionist and mentalist David Meade is encouraging secondary school students from across Northern Ireland to enter the 2019 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) and come up with a winning project over the summer break - ahead of the September deadline.

Glasgow shoppers set to benefit from free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls

Glasgow shoppers set to benefit from free ultrafast wi-fi and phone calls

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2018 08:15 BST

Glasgow is the first Scottish city to join the InLinkUK from BT service, which already has 100,000 subscribers and offers the UK’s fastest free public wi-fi plus a range of digital services.

Rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband could benefit NI rural economy by estimated £1.2 billion

Rollout of ultrafast fibre broadband could benefit NI rural economy by estimated £1.2 billion

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2018 08:00 BST

The economic, social and environmental benefits of the proposed government £150m investment in ultrafast fibre broadband in rural areas of Northern Ireland has been estimated at £1.2bn - according to an independent report commissioned by BT and undertaken by the economic consultancy, DotEcon.

Download speeds influencing home buying in NI - BT survey

Download speeds influencing home buying in NI - BT survey

Press Releases   •   Apr 30, 2018 12:58 BST

Having access to good broadband speeds is now up there as one of the deciding factors for prospective homebuyers and tenants in Northern Ireland, according to a new survey commissioned by BT’s NI Networks. The results of the survey revealed that three out of five people said that having fibre broadband in their household was very important, rising to seven out of 10 among 18 to 35-year olds.

NI’s first Community Fibre Partnership set to turn broadband black spot into hot spot

NI’s first Community Fibre Partnership set to turn broadband black spot into hot spot

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 12:12 GMT

BT has announced that Northern Ireland’s first Community Fibre Partnership will provide access to ultrafast broadband to a primary school and more than fifty homes and businesses on the edge of Clonmore Village in Dungannon. It’s hoped the new service will be available as early as June this year.

BT appoints first Chief Information Officer for Scotland

BT appoints first Chief Information Officer for Scotland

Press Releases   •   Mar 12, 2018 09:00 GMT

BT has appointed a Chief Information Officer for Scotland to work with its major corporate and public sector customers. Simon Haston joins BT from Aberdeen City Council, where he was head of IT and transformation, as BT further strengthens its major corporate and public sector business.

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 80,000 homes across Scotland

EE launches 4G home broadband antenna to connect more than 80,000 homes across Scotland

Press Releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 09:30 GMT

EE trials new 4G antenna solution – providing rural homes with superfast broadband as fast as fibre for the first time. 4G antenna and professional installation service will be available nationwide from 9 February. With 4G coverage in more places than any other operator, EE could help 580,000 UK homes, including 80,000 in Scotland, gain access to high speed connectivity.

Barefoot Computing project reaches half of Scottish schools in first year

Barefoot Computing project reaches half of Scottish schools in first year

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 10:00 GMT

Half of Scottish primary schools have signed up to an initiative to boost tech literacy in the classroom in its first year – and today a campaign was launched to reach the rest. In the year since its launch, volunteers have delivered 210 free Barefoot Computing workshops to 3,000 teachers across Scotland, reaching around 82,000 Scottish school children.

BT invests in Scottish experience lab to transform customer service

BT invests in Scottish experience lab to transform customer service

Press Releases   •   Apr 11, 2017 09:27 BST

BT’s first ‘office of the future’ in Dundee will trial innovative new projects and ways of working with UK business customers

Scottish Minister hails importance of Modern Apprenticeships at BT and Skills Development Scotland event

Scottish Minister hails importance of Modern Apprenticeships at BT and Skills Development Scotland event

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2017 14:20 GMT

Scotland’s Minister for Higher Education, Further Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville, met computing science pupils from St Kentigern’s Academy, Blackburn, and Armadale Academy at BT’s Edinburgh headquarters for a special Scottish Apprenticeship Week event.