Virgin Media today announced plans to connect 360,000 additional Scottish homes and businesses to its fibre to the premise ultrafast broadband network.
Backed by parent company Liberty Global, the ISP is expanding its network and aims to reach an additional 4 million homes and business across the UK.
The first areas in Scotland to benefit are Kilmarnock, Ayr, Prestwick and Irvine in Ayrshire where 55,000 premises will be connected, and Dunfermline, Dalgety Bay, Rosyth and Inverkeithing where a further 70,000 will be plugged into the network which provides speeds of up to 200Mbps for consumers and 300Mbps for businesses.
Tom Mockridge, Chief Executive Officer at Virgin Media, said: “Virgin Media is building the only genuinely ultrafast fibre broadband network.
“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.”