Net increases as homes and firms go faster!!

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HOMES and shops in Bishopbriggs, Stepps, Springburn and Robroyston are set to get faster Internet access.

BT has announced the areas are among 47 Scottish communities to be included in the compnay’s latest roll-out plans for the next generation broadband service.

It’s hoped the local areas could have access to faster broadband by the summer with speeds of up to 20 megabits per second – more than double the maximum speeds previously available to the majority of homes and businesses.

Brendan Dick, BT Scotland director, said: “Nobody is doing more than BT to roll-out faster broadband across Scotland.

“At a time of economic uncertainty these major improvements will provide a big boost for Glasgow and the surrounding area businesses and offer many additional educational and entertainment opportunities for local households.”

The announcement has been welcomed by MSP Paul Martin, who has led a campaign to get faster broadband access in the area.

The Labour MSP said on his website: “I am delighted that BT listened to and acted on the concerns of residents.”

He goes on: “When the roll-out happens it will increase people’s ability to work from home, as well as access properly the infrastructure that we would expect in a modern city like Glasgow.”