Published: 30/07/2014 12:34 - Updated: 30/07/2014 12:47

Superfast broadband arrives in Forres

Superfast broadband comes to Forres.
Superfast broadband comes to Forres.

Super-fast broadband has today (Wednesday) arrived in Forres.

More than 2,320 homes and businesses in the Moray town now have access to the high-speed technology – and this figure will increase to around 5,450 as Openreach engineers complete the local upgrade in the weeks ahead.

The BT investment was welcomed by Councillor John Cowe, chairman of Moray Council’s economic development and infrastructure services committee, who described it as great news for the town.

Councillor Cowe said: "Super-fast fibre broadband in Forres offers huge benefits to local residents and businesses and will help our local economy to flourish. Better, faster communications help businesses to grow and stimulate job creation.

"The arrival of fibre broadband means local people and firms can do more online at faster speeds and on multiple devices. This is great news for many people in Forres and I look forward to fibre broadband being rolled out across the rest of Moray."

In Scotland, BT is investing around £126 million in fibre broadband partnerships with the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Broadband Delivery UK), European Regional Development Fund and Scotland’s local authorities.

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