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Innerleithen residents celebrate super-fast broadband switch on


By John Glenday | Reporter

March 20, 2012 | 1 min read

Campaigners in the small Borders town of Innerleithen are celebrating the switch on of their super-fast broadband service, after becoming one of 10 towns in the UK to win access to the service.


BT’s Race to Infinity campaign ensures that residents can now order the telecoms firms fibre broadband service, which allows a full length HD feature film to be downloaded in as little as 10min.

BT’s James McClafferty said: "This investment opens up a host of great opportunities here in the town and surrounding villages."

"It has the power to transform every aspect of people's lives - from education to entertainment - and helps make flexible working much more viable.

“As engineers complete the works in the months ahead, it will also be the first place in Scotland to experience fibre to the premises, offering ultra-fast speeds which will benefit local businesses in particular."


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