Inverkip businesses to benefit from faster broadband

Digital Scotland is bringing superfast broadband to hundreds of premises in the Inverkip area.

In excess of 650 residential and business premises are set to benefit and will join almost 3,750 properties in the Inverclyde area that already have access to the faster services. A number of towns have gone live with the new services, including Wemyss Bay, Kilmacolm and Greenock.

One of the cabinets that will supply the services was unveiled by the leader of Inverclyde Council, Stephen McCabe; the head of policy for BT, Mark Dames; and local businessman Alistair Hardy.

The Digital Scotland roll-out has now seen the installation of more than 1,600 new fibre cabinets across the country, with the Scottish government setting the target of having world-class connectivity by 2020. Mr McCabe has welcomed the news that Inverkip will have access to top-quality residential and business broadband and local business owners have supported his comments, with the new services set to provide a boost for small businesses in the region.

The programme director for Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband, Sara Budge, has called for local residents and businesses to speak to a provider about the services they can now receive. BT’s investment in the programme is £126m and Mr Dames says that taking advantage of the new services is essential.

A map is available on the Digital Scotland website for users to find out whether the faster broadband is available in their area.