277,000 new premises will have access to either FTTC or FTTH.

34 exchanges in Scotland to be upgraded to superfast broadband

BT announced that 34 new exchange areas in Scotland are due for an upgrade to the firm’s fibre-based network which will result in more than 277,000 homes and businesses having access to superfast broadband.

The new exchanges include four exchange areas in Aberdeen, seven in Edinburgh, six in Glasgow and two in Dundee, as well as towns such as Alloa, Arbroath, Greenock and Kirkcaldy.

This is the biggest fibre broadband announcement we’ve made to date in Scotland and almost doubles the number of exchange areas being upgraded," said BT Scotland chief Brendan Dick.

BT is delivering the network via a combination of fibre to the street cabinet (FTTC) and fibre to the premises (FTPP). FTTC connections offer download speeds of up to 40Mbps with 10Mbps upstream. Openreach has said it will roughly double these speeds next year.

If customers are lucky enough to get a fibre connection directly to the home they could look to speeds of up to 100Mbps, rising to 300Mbps in the spring. If that’s not worth a Buckie than what is?

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