Articles tagged with 'Scotland' | Openreach

Openreach - Archive (Scotland)

2020
22
September
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Dumbartonshire digital media creator Turkey Red Media has been able to use newly improved, gigabit-capable broadband to help negotiate Covid-19 challenges. The company’s usual work is varied, from filming audience reactions in Edinburgh’s playhous...
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04
September
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Some of the last broadband connections to go live in the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme have been unveiled on the outskirts of Kirkcolm in Dumfries and Galloway by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minster for Energy, Connectivity and the I...
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24
August
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Intrepid engineer John McConnell dived straight in when residents on one of Scotland’s smallest inhabited islands were cut off from the outside world. Curious campers tugged up a subsea cable on the beach at Balmaha, Loch Lomond, leaving the two h...
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29
July
2020
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today outlined plans to make ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable Full Fibre broadband available to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in 60 small and rural towns and villages across Scotland. The new locations1, including Aviem...
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27
July
2020
| 01:01 Europe/Amsterdam
MORE than 950,000 premises across Scotland are now able to connect to faster fibre broadband through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband infrastructure build. The highly successful, £463M partnership programme has reached the ‘amazing’ miles...
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08
July
2020
| 13:00 Europe/Amsterdam
AN award-winning rural film and multimedia company based near Aberdeen has been given a much-needed digital boost, thanks to an ultrafast broadband connection. Cinecosse outside Inverurie is one of the many local businesses able to upgrade to fast...
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06
July
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today announced that 80,000 homes and businesses across Edinburgh can now access some of the fastest, most reliable broadband anywhere in the UK. They’re able to connect to the latest Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband technology, wi...
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24
June
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach has appointed Aberdeenshire businesswoman Rosanne Moreland to lead its large-scale commercial build of ultra-reliable full fibre broadband in Scotland. Rosanne, who lives outside Ellon, will be programme director for the multi-million po...
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06
June
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach chief executive Clive Selley is encouraging the Scottish Government to prioritise investment in the digital economy during recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking at the quarterly meeting of the Openreach Scotland board, he echoed ...
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19
May
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Glasgow engineer Scott McPartlin has been nicknamed Openreach’s Bear Grylls after CAMPING on the island of Coll to keep remote customers connected during lockdown. The Openreach engineer headed over to the Inner Hebridean island after a lightning ...
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15
May
2020
| 16:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach has welcomed support for its key workers from the Scottish Government after Nicola Sturgeon highlighted the contribution of engineers during the Coronavirus pandemic. During today’s COVID-19 briefing, the First Minister thanked telecom w...
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11
May
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
A Motherwell engineer is hanging up his helmet after a telecoms career spanning nearly half a century – leaving his son and daughter to continue the family tradition. John Maxwell [64], from Nertherton in Motherwell, has retired from Openreach aft...
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16
March
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
North Ayrshire and Arran MP Patricia Gibson has visited Openreach engineers as they install an ultrafast broadband network for new housing in the coastal village of Fairlie. The MP and MSP visited a development at Regatta View to witness first-han...
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11
March
2020
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
An award-winning rural distillery is now one of the best-connected places in Scotland, opening up a wealth of online opportunities to the family firm. Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, today (W...
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05
March
2020
| 15:30 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 2,200 homes and businesses in Peterhead can now access fibre broadband through the £463 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) rollout - and nearly two in three have already connected. They’re among 86,000 homes and business...
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04
March
2020
| 15:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Lothian MSP Neil Findlay met the engineers of the future at Openreach’s £485,000 fibre training school in Livingston today, as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2020. The revamped centre provides hands-on training for thousands of engineers who...
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24
February
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
A leading cultural centre based in an 18th century manor is now one of the best connected places in Scotland, opening up a wealth of online opportunities for crafters and students. Gartmore House in rural Stirlingshire has hooked up to ultrafast, ...
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21
February
2020
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie this week visited Openreach engineers building a full fibre broadband network for a new housing development in Banchory. The MP visited Lochside of Leys to see innovative engineering techniques and...
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27
January
2020
| 01:10 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today outlined plans to make ultrafast, ultra-reliable and future-proof broadband available in four rural Scottish locations – Findhorn in Moray; Anstruther in Fife; Kelso in the Scottish Borders and Stonehouse in South Lanarkshire. It’s...
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24
January
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Ultrafast broadband is jewel in the crown for castle Set in remote Ayrshire countryside, Sorn Castle is well known as a top wedding venue. Now, thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme, it’s not just castle staff and wed...
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15
January
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach is ready for the worst of the winter weather after stocking up on thousands of snow shoes, snow socks for vehicle tyres, bags of salt and litres of screenwash. Lessons learned from dealing with extreme conditions during recent years has ...
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08
January
2020
| 17:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Prehistoric Scotland met the 21st century with the Crannog Centre in Kenmore being the latest location to sign up to receive fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. Across Scotland of the 943,000 homes and bus...
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2019
30
December
2019
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
It was one small step for man, one giant leap for Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband when ultrafast, full fibre broadband arrived at remote Gilnockie Tower. The historic home of the Armstrong Clan, and counting astronaut Neil among its most famo...
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17
December
2019
| 15:00 Europe/Amsterdam
It was ‘all aboard’ when the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) team joined Caledonian Railways volunteers and Santa to raise awareness and encourage take-up of fibre broadband services across Angus. For many homes and businesses across A...
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03
December
2019
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach has completed work on a new a new ultrafast broadband network for residents of Newton Farm in Cambuslang who missed out on earlier upgrades. Rutherglen MSP Clare Haughey MSP visited the site yesterday (Monday) to see for herself the diff...
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02
December
2019
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Kilmarnock and Irvine Valley MSP Willie Coffey today met Openreach engineers building a new ultrafast broadband network for Kilmarnock, with hundreds of residents now able to connect. The MSP visited the town’s Flotta Place, one of several locatio...
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12
November
2019
| 17:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Motherwell and Wishaw MSP Clare Adamson yesterday (Monday) visited Openreach engineers building an ultrafast broadband network for 150 new homes in Motherwell. The MSP heard about the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, ‘full f...
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11
November
2019
| 16:00 Europe/Amsterdam
South Scotland MSP Michelle Ballantyne yesterday (Monday) visited Openreach engineers working on an installation of ultrafast broadband technology for new homes in Galashiels. The MSP heard about the next generation of broadband technology – futur...
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06
November
2019
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
The latest tool in Openreach’s drive to get pupils thinking about careers in engineering – a high-tech Showcase van - hit the road for the first time in Scotland on Monday at an Ayrshire careers fair. The digital network business has created two n...
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29
October
2019
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Galloway and West Dumfries MSP Finlay Carson yesterday (Monday) visited Openreach engineers at the site of one of his constituency’s first new ultrafast broadband networks. The MSP heard about the next generation of broadband technology – future-p...
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