Maybole to benefit from super-fast broadband

Over 2,000 homes and businesses in Maybole are now able to get connected to fibre broadband.

And residents will be given the opportunity to find out more about fibre broadband at an event in the town on Friday March 27.

Anyone who is interested in learning about the benefits of fibre broadband can go along to the event at The Carrick Centre between 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Representatives from South Ayrshire Council and members of the Digital Scotland superfast broadband programme will be on hand to help people get up to speed with the technology and provide advice on service providers.

Councillor Bill Grant, South Ayrshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure, said: “It’s really exciting to hear that so many residences in Maybole can now connect to fibre broadband.

“It’s good to see this project reaching more communities in our area, contributing towards the aim of connecting most of our homes and businesses to a high-speed network.

“This really will make a big difference and I hope as many people as possible – whether residents or businesses – take the time to come along to the Carrick Centre and discover the huge benefits fibre broadband can provide.”

Maybole’s premises are part of 220,000 across Scotland who will now be able to access fibre broadband speeds of up to 80mpbs as part of a £410m roll out by Digital Scotland.

Fibre broadband enables multiple users in a home or business to access the internet, download and share large files at the same time more quickly than ever before.

In order to take advantage of the higher speeds now available, residents should contact their service provider.