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Audit Scotland’s latest updates confirms success of the Digital Scotland rollout

20 Sep 2018

We’re reaching more people in remote areas

We’re pleased the latest update from Audit Scotland has confirmed the success of the Digital Scotland rollout. It’s a massive civil engineering project benefiting hundreds of communities across the whole country, delivered on time and under budget. We’ve achieved or exceeded our contractual commitments and we’re investing millions more to help deliver further coverage.

Watch Achnasheen’s story:

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"The Digital Scotland project has overcome many technical hurdles and we’re continuing to test the best and most cost-effective ways to get full fibre networks into remote areas."

Bringing broadband tech to remote locations

The challenge of taking technology into our remote communities is huge, and no-one is doing more than Openreach to develop answers.

The Digital Scotland project has overcome many technical hurdles and we’re continuing to test the best and most cost-effective ways to get full fibre networks into remote areas, as well as working directly with dozens of communities in places like Achnasheen, Moy and Bornish on South Uist on co-funded network upgrades.

Only Openreach has the commitment, experience, skills and local workforce to deliver an open, digital network for all of Scotland that’s fit for the future.

By Robert Thorburn, Openreach fibre partnership director