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BT unveils new round of faster broadband for Scottish communities

By Hamish Mackay

December 23, 2011 | 2 min read

BT has announced a new round of 47 communities across Scotland which are to receive next generation broadband.

The company explained it would allow more than 180,000 properties to access speeds of up to 20Mbps.

Sites in Angus, Ayrshire, the Scottish Borders, Fife, Grampian, the Highlands, Perthshire, Strathclyde and West Lothian are among those included.

BT said it meant about 72% of all premises in Scotland would have access to faster broadband by next summer.

The investment is in addition to an on-going £2.5 billion UK roll-out of super-fast fibre-based broadband.

BT Scotland director Brendan Dick said: "Earlier this month we announced plans which will make super-fast, fibre-based broadband available to 695,500 homes and businesses by the end of next year.

"Now we are able to confirm a further major investment in faster broadband speeds over copper lines."

Latest Scottish communities in line for faster broadband by summer 2012

Area Exchanges

Angus - Kirriemuir, Monifieth

Ayrshire - Girvan, Maybole, Stewarton, Alloway

Borders - Hawick, Selkirk

Clackmannanshire - Alva

Dumfries and Galloway - Stranraer

East Lothian - Haddington

East Renfrewshire - Eaglesham

Fife - Anstruther, Ladybank, Burntisland, Kennoway, Ballingry, Cowdenbeath, Newport/Wormit, Kelty

Grampian - Banchory, Culter, Peterhead, Portlethen, Huntly, Kintore, Lossiemouth, Bucksburn

Highland - Alness, Dingwall, Grantown-on-Spey, Invergordon, Fort William, Oban

Orkney Islands - Kirkwall

Perth and Kinross - Stanley, Bridge of Earn

Shetland - Isles Lerwick

Stirling - Bridge of Allan

Strathclyde - Maryhill, Springburn, Bishopbriggs, Busby, Stepps

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