Perth to Benefit From Openreach’s Full Fibre Broadband Expansion

Perth is poised to join over 2,800 towns, cities, boroughs, villages, and hamlets across the UK included in Openreach’s ambitious Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband expansion.

This transformational Full Fibre broadband upgrade, a once-in-a-generation development, will empower thousands of local residents and businesses to connect multiple devices at remarkable gigabit-capable speeds, offering the capacity needed for sustained online trading and competition for decades to come.

Perth is among 19 new locations selected for a major ultrafast broadband upgrade. Approximately 19,000 homes and businesses within the city are expected to reap the benefits of this initiative, with construction set to commence this winter and continue into 2024.

Full Fibre broadband is synonymous with reliable, resilient, and future-proof connectivity, providing fewer faults, predictable and consistent speeds, and the ability to effortlessly accommodate escalating data demands.

Local residents can stay updated on the progress of this initiative by visiting the Openreach website. As the project advances, they can also check their addresses to determine when services will be available through their chosen provider. Notably, around 3,000 properties in the city, including new developments, already have access to Full Fibre broadband.

Fraser Rowberry, Chief Engineer for Openreach Scotland, expressed his excitement about bringing Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband to Perth at scale. He emphasized that in addition to providing an economic boost to the city, this initiative will future-proof connectivity for residents, businesses, and visitors for decades to come.

Rowberry further highlighted Openreach’s commitment to expanding Full Fibre infrastructure across Scotland at an unparalleled pace and quality, with a focus on delivering some of the fastest and most reliable broadband services. The work in Perth is expected to commence before the end of the year, and residents can anticipate seeing more engineering teams, equipment, and vans around the town as the project unfolds.

Across Perth and Kinross, over 12,000 households and businesses in communities like Kinross, Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Pitlochry, Scone, and Bridge of Earn already have access to the Openreach Full Fibre network. Openreach’s investment is also planned for other local areas, including Aberfeldy, Alyth, Comrie, and Cupar Angus.

In total, Openreach’s ambitious build program includes more than 350 towns, cities, boroughs, villages, and hamlets across Scotland, with a special focus on the hardest-to-serve ‘final third’ of the country. The ultimate goal is to bring Full Fibre connectivity to 25 million homes and businesses across the UK by December 2026.

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