Builders urged to fit homes with ultrafast broadband

About 3,000 new properties a year – roughly 13 per cent of the total built each year in Scotland – are currently missing out on full-fibre technology, it has emerged.

Matthew Kirkman, Openreach's director of infrastructure solutions, spoke at BT Murrayfield Stadium

Digital network operator Openreach has called on Scottish developers to make sure home buyers don’t miss out on ultrafast broadband when buying new properties – after more than 60 homebuilders were told at a conference at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh about the lack of provision. Edinburgh is the first Scottish city to be included in Openreach’s rollout of full-fibre technology.

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Matthew Kirkman, Openreach’s director of infrastructure solutions, said: “We want to build closer relationships with Scottish developers large and small, and show how we can help them create future-proof networks in their new developments – and why it matters.”