Maybole to enjoy faster broadband

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Maybole’s homes and businesses are set to benefit from faster broadband speeds as part of Digital Scotland’s latest roll-out plans.

The town was on the list of latest places to benefit from a £410 million superfast broadband scheme with the first premises expected to benefit in spring next year. Local people will have access to services at speeds of up to 80Mbps1, thanks to the engineering rollout being delivered on the ground by BT’s local network business, Openreach.

The new infrastructure will mean that multiple users in a home or business will be able to access the internet and download and share large files at the same time and more quickly than ever before, if they sign up to the service. All of the places announced in this phase will receive high speed technology for the first time.

Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley MSP Adam Ingram said: “This latest announcement will undoubtedly be very much welcomed in the local area and marks another important milestone for the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband partnership.

“More businesses and homes will be able to capitalise on the benefits of Superfast Broadband.

“This will have a huge economic and social impact on local communities. Commercially, educationally and socially, this will allow local people to carry out tasks online more quickly and efficiently.”

The Digital Scotland rollout plan is said to ensure 85% of Scotland will have access to fibre broadband by 2015/16 and 95% will by the end of 2017/18.