Superfast broadband for Falkirk homes and businesses
Homes and business across Falkirk will be among the first to benefit from the UK government’s £5 billion investment in next-generation broadband.
The district is part of a roll out which will cover 5300 premises which currently have slow speeds
They were already due to benefit from superfast broadband through the Scottish Government’s Reaching 100 (R100) programme, which is scheduled to invest £83 million in central Scotland.
Now, thanks to an agreement between the UK and Scottish governments, the properties will get the benefit of gigabit-capable full fibre broadband built directly to their doorsteps.
While superfast provides minimum speeds of 30 megabits per second, gigabit broadband delivers lightning-fast speeds capable of reaching 1,000 megabits per second.
The move will future-proof people’s internet connections in these areas for the next 30 to 40 years and allow them to take full advantage of cutting-edge technologies such as 8K TV and virtual reality streaming.