Edinburgh Fast Broadband
Openreach installs some of the fastest, most reliable broadband in the UK in Edinburgh.
03:17 28 July 2020
Openreach is proud to announce the installation of some of the fastest, most reliable broadband anywhere in the UK in Edinburgh. The latest fibre optic technology is now available in many areas of the capital like Newington, Davidson's Mains, Cortorphine, Abbeyhill, Fairmilehead, Liberton, Fountainbridge, Granton, Morningside and Colinton.
Robert Thorburn, Openreach's Partnership Director for Scotland, said: We've made great progress here in Edinburgh despite the challenges of Covid-19 restrictions, with 80,000 city households and businesses now able to connect to our new full fibre broadband network.
"Connectivity's been vital for city businesses, home workers and families home educating during the lockdown, with record demand across our network. Now as the nation faces the economic fallout from the pandemic, it's going to be even more essential.
"Our rollout in Edinburgh offers these 80,000 homes and business access to the fastest, most reliable broadband available anywhere in the UK. That gives the city an economic edge for the recovery - so I'd urge people to check if they can upgrade now."
He added: "The copper network is coming to the end of its working life and will eventually be switched off. Edinburgh businesses and residents can be early adopters to the new full fibre network, with a choice of providers who use the Openreach network to offer services."