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Broadband speeds set to rocket for remote Scottish communities

Broadband speeds set to rocket for remote Scottish communities

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2017 10:00 BST

Two of Scotland’s small, remote mainland communities will see their broadband speeds surge to among the fastest in the UK in a new Openreach initiative unveiled today. Ultrafast fibre will be laid straight to the door in the Caithness and Sutherland communities of Altnaharra and Skerray.

Edinburgh and Glasgow to lead the way as Openreach announces first Scottish locations for ultrafast broadband pilots

Edinburgh and Glasgow to lead the way as Openreach announces first Scottish locations for ultrafast broadband pilots

Press Releases   •   Dec 13, 2016 10:00 GMT

People living in Edinburgh and Glasgow will be among the first in the UK to benefit from the new ultrafast broadband technology being developed by Openreach, BT’s local network business. The two Scottish cities will be pilot locations for G.fast, which provides download speeds of up to 330 Megabits per second (Mbps). The news was today welcomed by the Scottish Government and business leaders.

Openreach recruits another 220 engineers and apprentices across Scotland

Openreach recruits another 220 engineers and apprentices across Scotland

Press Releases   •   Sep 22, 2016 11:19 BST

​Openreach, BT’s local network business, today announced it had completed another major recruitment drive in Scotland in order to improve customer service. The latest recruitment has included the hiring of more than 180 engineers and 35 apprentices across the country to help install new lines and fix faults more quickly.