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Virgin Media outlines Scottish FTTP rollout

Virgin Media M_R_LOGO_RED_RGB_REGVirgin Media will connect “at least two thirds” of the 360,000 additional homes and businesses being added to its ultrafast broadband network in Scotland with fibre to the premises (FTTP).

Liberty Global-owned Virgin Media announced plans to reach the additional 360,000 homes and business in Scotland last month and claims to already reach one million homes and businesses in the country.

Virgin is expanding its ultrafast fibre broadband network as part of a £3bn UK-wide investment known as ‘Project Lightning’ and said the first new areas in Scotland to benefit are 55,000 premises in Ayrshire and 70,000 in Fife.

“Scotland will benefit first from our plans to accelerate the rollout of fibre broadband. This private investment will give people in Scotland the broadband boost they deserve and help to drive economic growth. We urge local councils and landlords to work with us to ensure this expansion happens as quickly as possible,” said Virgin Media CEO, Tom Mockridge.