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Brechin scores a fibre boost thanks to Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

17 Aug 2017
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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.

Ken Ferguson, Chairman of Brechin Football Club helps welome fibre broadband to Brechin with Samantha Lindsay-Dorward (Digital Scotland Community Project Officer) and Millar Young (Openreach Engineer)

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.

The Digital Scotland team celebrated the latest fibre availability in the Angus town this week as they visited a fibre street cabinet that will serve part of the local area. They were joined Ken Ferguson, Chairman of Brechin Football Club, who was excited to discover what goes on inside the green street cabinets.

The latest premises are among around 780,000 homes and businesses across Scotland which are now able to access fibre broadband through the Digital Scotland rollout.

Other areas in Angus to benefit from the rollout, led by the Scottish Government, include parts of Arbroath, Kirriemuir, Monifieth, Wellbank and Carnoustie. More local coverage will follow as engineers from Openreach – Scotland’s digital network business - continue work on the ground.

Local people can check the Digital Scotland website - scotlandsuperfast.com - to find out if they are able to access the latest fibre broadband technology. People need to sign up with an internet service provider, as upgrades are not automatic.

Ken Ferguson, Chairman of Brechin Football Club said: "It was a pleasure to join the Digital Scotland team to celebrate the availability of fibre broadband in Brechin. It's good to see this project reaching more communities and giving an increasing number of homes and businesses the chance to connect to high-speed broadband.”

Further information is also available on Twitter @ScotSuperfast or Facebook at www.facebook.com/scotlandsuperfast