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Annan’s ultrafast broadband rollout work starts

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By Zachary Hannay
Annan and Eskdale
Annan’s ultrafast broadband rollout work starts

WORK has begun on building a new ultrafast broadband network for Annan.

Openreach has started the work – which will give residents and businesses access to some of the fastest, most reliable broadband anywhere in Europe.

The once-in-a-generation, Full Fibre broadband upgrade will let people connect multiple devices at gigabit-capable speeds and help businesses to trade online and compete for decades to come.

The build is expected to reach the majority of homes and businesses over the next 18-24 months.

Full Fibre broadband provides more reliable, resilient and future-proof connectivity; with fewer faults; more predictable, consistent speeds and enough capacity to easily meet growing data demands.

Robert Thorburn, Openreach Partnership Director for Scotland, said:

“This is a major infrastructure upgrade, so there will be more engineering teams, equipment and vans around town, and we’re working hard to keep disruption to a minimum.

“Wherever possible, we’ll use our existing network of ducts and poles to avoid roadworks, new street furniture and disturbance. But there may be places where we need to install new poles, underground ducts and fibre cables because it’s the only way to make sure households get included in the upgrade.

“Annan is part of our balanced build across Scotland, which includes more than 200 rural towns and villages. We want to make sure that progress is evenly spread and that people in all parts of Scotland can be online effortlessly and build opportunities in their community.”

You can visit openreach.co.uk/ultrafastfullfibre to register for updates and, as the build progresses, check their addresses to see when services are available from their chosen provider.

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