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Published date : 20 Sep 2019

Leven MSP, Jenny Gilruth, met with officials from Openreach this week and has secured a firm commitment for the completion of ultrafast broadband in Castlefleurie by early October.

The broadband triumph comes after a long campaign from the MSP, who has long advocated for improved broadband speeds for the residents of the 182 properties in the Castlefleurie development.

The FTTP fibre network installation at Castlefleurie is in the final stages of development and being made available to communications providers, to enable the sale of ultrafast broadband. Engineers expect the network to be ready for residents’ orders within the next two weeks.

Speaking after securing the completion commitment, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“I am absolutely delighted to have secured a firm commitment from Openreach that the latest ultrafast broadband technology will be available for residents in the Castlefleurie area within the next two weeks.

“While broadband connectivity is ultimately reserved to the Westminster Government, The Scottish Government made a manifesto commitment to roll out superfast broadband across the whole country by 2021.

“Fast and reliable internet is fundamental for future economic success in the Levenmouth area, and I will continue to work with the Scottish Government, and Openreach, to ensure that all the communities I serve are reached by the roll-out as soon as possible.”

Openreach project manager for the Castlefleurie development, Robert Williamson, said:

“The Castlefleurie development in Leven missed out on fibre broadband due to when it was built, and we’ve been working to fill the gap. It’s fantastic that all 182 properties will soon be able to connect to full fibre broadband, which runs straight to their front doors.

“It’s the most resilient, future-proof residential technology available, bringing ultrafast broadband at speeds up to 1Gbps – around 18.5 times faster than the UK’s current average.

“We’ve made great progress and we’re on track to complete work within the next two weeks, when residents will be able to order broadband services from a choice of providers who use our open network.”


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