KINGSWELLS IS GETTING FASTER

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Digital Scotland

KINGSWELLS IS GETTING FASTER

There are exciting times ahead for the community of Kingswells.  Almost 600 premises in Kingswells should already be able to access high speed fibre broadband, with this number increasing as the fibre continues to be rolled out throughout Scotland over the coming months.

The launch of high speed fibre broadband in Kingswells is part of the  Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Programme (www.digitalscotland.org), one of the most ambitious broadband projects in Europe. By the end of 2017, fibre broadband should be available to around 95% of homes and businesses across Scotland, with 85% able to get service by the end of 2015.

 But what does it mean for you?

This significant infrastructure investment will bring real social and economic benefits to the residents and businesses in a very vibrant and innovative community.

At home, fibre broadband isn’t just about a faster internet connection. It’s about everyone in the household being able to do their own thing, all at the same time.

For businesses, ‘cloud computing’, video conferencing and social media are just a few of the advantages to having faster upload and download speeds. Work locally, yet compete globally; the improved online presence really makes the most of the digital era.

So whether you own a business, do all your shopping online, keep in touch with family and friends, pay your bills, book holidays, watch movies or play Minecraft; whatever you do, high speed fibre broadband will help you do it faster, better and more reliably than before, and all at the same time!

So what do you need to do?

If you want to benefit from high speed internet connectivity, you need to act – you won’t be upgraded to fibre speeds automatically. But it only takes a few easy steps …

  1. See whether fibre broadband is available for your home or business  by checking your telephone number at: https://www.btwholesale.com/includes/adsl/main.html
  2. If fibre is available, you will need to contact a communications provider (a company who provides telephone, broadband or TV services) to order fibre broadband. This can be your existing provider or you can choose a new one. If you need some advice on how to choose the best provider, Ofcom has some price comparison sites which may help. http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/price-comparison/
  3. Can’t get fibre yet?  Register your interest here and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest news from Digital Scotland.  We’ll email you our newsletter. http://www.digitalscotland.org/newsletter-signup/

 

A copy of our frequently asked questions can be found at http://www.digitalscotland.org/faqs/

 

Not sure about ‘how’ to make the most of the Internet?

If you would like help or training on basic online skills that will give you the confidence to participate in the digital world, find out more about what is available by clicking on the following link http://slic.digitalscotland.org/ , or by asking at your nearest library or Post Office.

We want to hear from you!

Kingswells will soon be a community where people living, working and visiting the area can communicate and connect instantly using any device, anywhere, anytime.  We would really like to hear about the difference superfast broadband will make to your life so if you want to share your story contact us at: superfast@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

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