Openreach’s Ultrafast Broadband Revolution Coming to Newton Mearns

Newton Mearns is on the cusp of a broadband transformation as Openreach undertakes the construction of an ultrafast broadband network, providing residents and businesses access to some of the fastest and most dependable broadband services in the UK.

This once-in-a-generation Full Fibre broadband upgrade will empower local residents and businesses to connect multiple devices at gigabit-capable speeds, paving the way for online trade and competitiveness for years to come. The project will extend to the majority of homes and businesses in Newton Mearns.

Full Fibre broadband brings greater reliability, resilience, and future-proof connectivity, offering fewer faults, consistent speeds, and the capacity to effortlessly meet the demands of growing data usage.

For the latest updates on the project and to register for updates as construction progresses, local residents can visit the Openreach website. Robert Thorburn, partnership director for Openreach Scotland, emphasized the significance of this infrastructure upgrade and the efforts to minimize disruption. Existing ducts and poles will be utilized wherever possible to avoid roadworks and disturbances, but new installations may be necessary in certain areas to ensure comprehensive coverage.

Thorburn also expressed excitement about the project, highlighting the role of Morrison Telecom Services, a part of M Group Services, as the build partner working on the ground. The introduction of ultrafast broadband promises significant online advantages and substantial benefits for the local economy. Openreach’s network offers a wide array of providers, including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, and Zen, ensuring plenty of options and great deals for residents.

Darren Kelly, regional director – Scotland, Morrison Telecom Services, echoed the enthusiasm for the project, emphasizing its positive impact on residents and businesses. Morrison Telecom Services brings a strong track record of delivering broadband networks to the collaboration with Openreach, ensuring the project’s high standards and successful completion for the local community.

Openreach’s ultrafast Full Fibre network in Scotland already serves over 950,000 properties, and the company plans to expand this technology to 25 million homes and businesses across the UK by the end of 2026.

Jonny Rae

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