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BT announces major broadband upgrade for Scotland

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Dec 2011 21:20

BT announces major broadband upgrade for Scotland BT will invest 2.4 billion across the UK.
As part of its broadband strategy, BT said it would upgrade 34 exchange areas in Scotland, bringing broadband to 277,000 homes and businesses. The investment will go to parts of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, providing speeds of up to 300 Mbps.

"It marks a major investment in infrastructure, which will give the country a tremendous boost," BT Scotland Director Brendan Dick said. "Next-generation broadband is essential for our nation's economic growth, so it's brilliant to be ending 2011 on such a high note."

UK communication regulator, Ofcom, recently said that the average connection speed across the UK is around 6.8 Mbps, and now BT's new network will be available for up to 685,000 users across the region.

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