SCORES of homes and businesses across West Dunbartonshire are set to get access to full-fibre broadband.

It comes as Openreach announced a £50 million investment across 25 Scottish locations including Clydebank, Alexandria, and Dumbarton.

The expansion is part of Openreach’s nationwide plan to reach 25 million premises with its full-fibre broadband network by the end of 2026.

Clydebank Post: A total of 9,000 homes and businesses in Cowdenbeath and Lochelly will be able to benefit from fullRobert Thorburn, Openreach Scotland partnership director, said: “This is a national infrastructure project that’s a genuine success story.

We’re delivering engineering on an epic scale, on time and on budget, with another £50m investment across Scotland now going to reach 167,000 more homes. 

“From a standing start just a few years ago, we’ve made this life-changing technology available to more than a million Scottish premises and we’re adding thousands more each week, building further and faster than any other operator.

“Our build rate is still accelerating and we’re focused on reaching our next million Scottish properties faster than ever.

“Ultimately, our investment unlocks huge economic and social benefits by supporting the economy, education, healthcare and public services.”

Around 400,000 Scottish homes and businesses, 760 medical facilities, and more than 1,100 educational facilities have already been connected to the new network.