Virgin to expand broadband offerings in Scotland

An extra 360,000 homes and businesses throughout Scotland will be connected to Virgin Media’s fibre optic network by the end of 2019.

An extra 360,000 homes and businesses throughout Scotland will be connected to Virgin Media’s fibre optic network by the end of 2019. 

The counties of Ayrshire and Fife will be amongst the first areas in the country to benefit from the proposed expansion with around 55,000 and 70,000 properties respectively set to be added to the network.

Also high up on the list are a number of smaller villages throughout West Lothian and Renfrewshire. 

MP Fergus Ewing welcomed the news stating that “the Scottish government has put digital connectivity at the heart of its agenda, recognising that broadband is vital to the sustainability of our economy and communities. Commercial investment will play a huge part in delivering that commitment and I am delighted with what Virgin Media are bringing to Scotland.”

Back in early 2015, Virgin Media announced the start of the £3 billion Project Lightning which pledged to bring the UK’s fastest broadband service to more homes and businesses on top of the million they already serve. 

Martin McFadyen, Regional Director for Scotland at Virgin Media said “our ambition is to give more people in Scotland the broadband boost they deserve. We urge local councils and landlords to work with us to ensure this expansion happens as quickly as possible.”

Source: Broadband TV News

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