Articles tagged with 'Scotland' | Openreach

Press and Media | Openreach (Scotland)

2022
21
September
2022
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
North East Fife MP Wendy Chamberlain met Openreach engineers to check on the latest rollout of ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband in Fife. The new, gigabit network now reaches more than 40,000 properties across the Kingdom – a £12 million...
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20
September
2022
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP Martyn Day recently joined Openreach engineers to check on the local rollout of ultrafast broadband. The new, gigabit network now reaches nearly 50,000 properties across West Lothian and Falkirk, 20,000 of them in his c...
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24
August
2022
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Mairi Gougeon MSP this week joined Openreach engineers in her constituency of Angus North and Mearns to check on the digital network’s rollout of ultrafast broadband.The MSP, who’s also Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands, visited the vil...
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06
June
2022
| 01:01 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach, the leading digital network business in Scotland, has appointed a new Service Delivery director.Jenni Macfarlane will lead a field force of around 1,200 engineers whose role is to keep people connected across the whole of Scotland, on beha...
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24
May
2022
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Borders MP John Lamont met Openreach engineers this week to check on the latest rollout of ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre broadband across the area.He was given a tour of the work in Gala and an update on the Borders build, which has now reache...
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16
May
2022
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
An engineer who worked around the clock to keep people connected in the wake of Storm Arwen has been named Openreach’s Engineer of the Year 2022.Luke Picken was nominated by colleagues for his efforts to restore broadband services across South West S...
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28
March
2022
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
MSPs from around Scotland met engineers and apprentices from Openreach to discuss the roll out of full-fibre broadband and the economic benefits fast, reliable connectivity is bringing to Scotland’s economy during a drop-in session at the Scottish Pa...
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21
March
2022
| 10:30 Europe/Amsterdam
Former Scotland rugby player Lewis Carmichael has joined Openreach Scotland’s engineering workforce after injury cut short his promising international career. Lewis, from Peebles, was forced to retire from professional rugby on medical advice at the ...
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09
March
2022
| 11:30 Europe/Amsterdam
South of Scotland MSP Craig Hoy visited Openreach sites in East Lothian this week to hear from apprentice engineers about how the area’s ultrafast broadband build is progressing. The visit marked Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2022, which runs from 7-1...
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10
February
2022
| 01:01 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today announced it will create and fill around 500 more Scottish jobs during 2022 – including around 390 apprenticeships – as it continues to invest billions of pounds into its UK broadband network, people and training.The new recruits will...
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25
January
2022
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Eight more Scottish locations – including Stirling, Kirkcaldy and Gourock – are set to benefit from a major broadband boost thanks to a £16.2 million[1] investment by Openreach, the UK’s largest digital network provider used by the likes of BT, Sky, ...
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06
January
2022
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach has reported a positive change in the number of female recruits joining the company in both field and desk roles in Scotland.It’s after the UK’s largest broadband network - used by customers of hundreds of companies including BT, Sky, Plusn...
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2021
23
December
2021
| 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach’s 3,200-strong workforce across Scotland has launched a Christmas campaign for Home-Start to support some of the nation’s most vulnerable families and children.Volunteers from the digital network business collected 5,000 gifts for 1,100 chi...
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06
December
2021
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach’s new, ultrafast, fibre broadband network has reached nearly 5,000 businesses and homes in Lanark, giving local people access to some of the fastest, most reliable broadband in the UK.The local build covers the town’s high street, more than...
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17
November
2021
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Another 272,000 Scottish homes and businesses are set for a major broadband boost thanks to a £95m[1] Scottish investment by Openreach – the nation’s largest digital network provider, used by customers of service providers like BT, Sky, TalkTalk and ...
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21
September
2021
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
A professional musician has gone from climbing the banks of Loch Lomond to find a mobile signal to streaming online shows from his garden studio – after ultrafast broadband arrived in Balmaha. Openreach installed a full fibre network in the picturesq...
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16
July
2021
| 10:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach is starting work on a new ultrafast broadband network for Galashiels – giving residents and businesses access to some of the fastest, most reliable broadband anywhere in the UK. The once-in-a-generation full fibre upgrade will enable thousa...
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05
July
2021
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 950,600 households and businesses across Scotland were reached by the £463 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout, final data released today reveals.As the huge civil engineering programme was ‘piped out’ in Luss on the banks ...
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24
June
2021
| 01:05 Europe/Amsterdam
Around 400,000 more Scottish homes and businesses are set to benefit from a broadband boost in the region of £160m[1] thanks to Openreach – the UK’s largest broadband network provider. People living and working in another 48 urban areas – including D...
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23
June
2021
| 01:01 Europe/Amsterdam
Scotland’s iconic Forth Road Bridge is set for a new lease of life – carrying ultrafast internet traffic for the historic town which lies in its shadow.Openreach Scotland Board chair Katie Milligan says the “once in a generation engineering task” wil...
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28
May
2021
| 01:16 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today outlined plans to build ultrafast, ultra-reliable Full Fibre broadband to at least three million more homes and businesses – including more than 300,000 in Scotland – in some of the UK’s hardest to serve communities[i].  It means fewe...
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02
April
2021
| 15:00 Europe/Amsterdam
More than 35 new online training courses are being delivered as part of a multi-million pound investment at Openreach’s training schools – including Livingston – as engineers continue to learn the skills required to keep Scotland connected during the...
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02
April
2021
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Residents of a Cambuslang care home have been enjoying unlimited video calls with their families during the latest lockdown – thanks to a new ultrafast broadband connection from Openreach. Flemington Care Home, on the outskirts of Cambuslang, has bee...
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22
March
2021
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Thousands of people living and working in Peebles and Glentress are now able to connect to some of the fastest and most reliable broadband in the UK.Openreach – the UK’s largest broadband network - has been building a new ultra-reliable, gigabit-capa...
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26
February
2021
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
A Dundee community project has won a Community Connectors Award from digital network provider Openreach in recognition of their support for the city’s vulnerable during lockdown.Dundee Thegither, initially set up to celebrate Dundee's diversity, evol...
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01
February
2021
| 12:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach engineers spent four chilly nights under the stars to solve a broadband puzzle for residents of picturesque Pettinain village near Carstairs.A specialist team from the Chief Engineer’s investigations unit was drafted in following repeated c...
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2020
24
December
2020
| 11:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Thousands of people living and working in the East Neuk villages of Lundin Links, Lower Largo, Anstruther, Cellardyke, Pittenweem and Kilrenny are now able to order some of the fastest broadband speeds available in the UK.Openreach – the UK’s largest...
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18
December
2020
| 08:00 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today bucked the prevailing economic trend by creating at least 275 new Scotland-based engineering jobs to be filled during 2021, alongside more roles in its supply chain.The new Openreach roles in locations across the country will enable t...
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08
December
2020
| 13:00 Europe/Amsterdam
After delivering 6,500km of fibre optic cable, and bringing superfast broadband to more than 290 Highlands and Islands communities, a £146m fibre broadband roll-out is making its final connections before handing over to the Scottish Government’s Reac...
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07
December
2020
| 01:05 Europe/Amsterdam
Openreach today announced top executive Katie Milligan will lead its Scotland Board when current chair Brendan Dick retires at the end of March 2021.Katie, who comes from Ardrossan in Ayrshire, is already Managing Director, Customer, Commercial and P...
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