Openreach Invests £5.4m to Bring Ultrafast Broadband to Dunfermline

Dunfermline residents now have access to a state-of-the-art broadband network, courtesy of Openreach’s significant £5.4 million investment. This new ultrafast, ultra-reliable full fibre network covers over 18,000 homes and businesses in the city, representing more than 60 percent of its premises.

Despite this substantial upgrade, a significant portion of Dunfermline’s population has yet to embrace the high-speed service, with less than 27 percent of households adopting it in areas where it is available. This figure lags slightly behind the UK average of 30 percent.

Openreach’s new full fibre technology offers internet speeds up to 16 times faster than the average broadband connection in the UK and boasts five times greater reliability compared to the outdated copper-based network it is replacing.

Robert Thorburn, Openreach’s Partnership Director for Scotland, highlighted the potential of this network, stating that research shows that this new network will give businesses an edge and provide families and home-workers with future-proof connectivity.

He emphasized the importance of residents taking action to access the service, stating that ultrafast broadband can have a huge impact on people’s lives and it’s great for the economy, but upgrades aren’t automatic.

People need to place an order with their chosen providers to get connected, and Openreach’s network offers the widest choice of providers such as BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, and Zen – which means people have lots of choice and can get a great deal.

Jonny Rae

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