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Is your business going superfast?
17th October 2019
Whether you work from home or use premises having reliable fast broadband is now a fundamental part of your business - big or small.
Did you know, that thanks to the £460 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme almost 24,000 homes and businesses across Mid and east Lothian can now access fibre broadband?
Find out how fast broadband can help your business here.
Upgrades are not automatic, so in order to benefit from fast broadband you need to sign up with a service provider. You can check if the services are available at www.scotlandsuperfast.com/yourstreet.
DSSB is delivered through two projects – led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise in its area and the Scottish Government in the rest of Scotland – funding partners also include the UK Government through Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), BT Group, local authorities and the EU via the European Regional Development Fund.
Across Scotland over 936,000 premises can now access fibre broadband thanks to the programme – over 5,000 new fibre street cabinets are now live and more than 13,000km of cable has been laid by engineers from Openreach, Scotland’s digital network business. Fibre broadband offers fast and reliable broadband connections at speeds of up to 80Mbps1 and there are many suppliers in the marketplace to choose from.
Research has suggested that every public pound invested in fibre broadband in Scotland is delivering almost £12 of benefits to the Scottish economy. The independent report commissioned by DSSB and undertaken by consultants Analysys Mason estimates the total benefit from investment as £2.76 billion over 15 years.
Sara Budge, Director of DSSB said: “I am delighted that the programme has connected so many businesses Lothian.
“Getting online is important. Superfast works hard to help you work faster. From downloading large files via Dropbox to uploading tender submissions, high speed means less stress.
“Fibre broadband offers fast and reliable connections at speeds of up to 80Mbps* and there are many suppliers in the marketplace to choose from.
If your business has benefited from our programme and you would like to share your story, we would love to hear from you.
For more information or to submit your story, please contact us at: https://www.scotlandsuperfast.com/campaign-landing-pages/contactpress-media/