Scottish Borders Council delivers on superfast broadband pledge

Scottish Borders CouncilJedburgh has become the latest Borders town to receive Digital Scotland superfast broadband.

Scottish Borders Council is to invest £8.4 million to ensures its communities gain access to the high-speed internet technology.

Councillor Stuart Bell, executive member for economic development, joined local elected members, BT Scotland director Brendan Dick and members of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband team to unveil one of the new street cabinets that will serve part of the town.

Councillor Bell said by the end of the latest rollout, 94 per cent of homes in the region should have access.

He said: “We are continuing to see the superfast fibre broadband rollout spread throughout the Scottish Borders and I am delighted that so many residents and businesses in Jedburgh can now get connected.

“We know how important access to high-speed internet technology is for our communities, which is why Scottish Borders Council chose to invest £8.4m into the programme’s rollout. Superfast fibre broadband will provide many opportunities for homes and businesses, but it is important that they now take the next step and find out for themselves what it can do for them and sign up to a superfast broadband service.

“Through the council’s Corporate Transformation programme we are committed to improving digital connectivity across the Scottish Borders and also ensuring that local people and businesses have the skills and confidence to go online and make the most of digital services, including improved interaction with the council.”

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