Better broadband for Glamis residents

Pictured is Councillor Mairi Evans
Pictured is Councillor Mairi Evans

Residents in Glamis are among those in the 600 homes and businesses in Angus who will benefit from fibre broadband in the latest phase of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

Glamis, Arbroath and households served by the Alyth exchange have been announced as the next areas to be passed by the Digital Scotland deployment of high-speed fibre broadband.

As a result of the engineering roll out by BT, which is already under way, around 55,000 homes and businesses across Scotland now have access to fibre broadband through the programme.

During this winter they will be able to access fibre broadband services at speeds of up to 80Mbps. Glamis and over 400 Angus households served by the Alyth exchange will receive the high speed technology for the first time, while Arbroath will see additional premises connected as a result of building upon its existing fibre broadband footprint.

Multiple users in a home or business will be able to access the internet and download and share large files at the same time and more quickly than ever before.

Angus Council’s development and enterprise convener Councillor Mairi Evans said: “Digital connectivity is essential for the prosperity of our companies and communities. This latest roll-out is the third in Angus this year. Slowly but surely more and more households and businesses are getting access to superfast broadband; this latest phase is a welcome introduction to superfast broadband for Glamis.”