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BT Extends Superfast Broadband Reach in Scotland

UK telecom giant BT has announced the names of 478 Scottish communities which will be getting its superfast broadband service.

According to BBC News, the company said that the broadband network will allow 180,000 households and businesses to access superfast broadband speeds of up to 20 Mbps.

BT's decision to add more areas to its super-fast broadband plans mean that by next summer, 72 percent of Scotland will have access to super-fast internet speeds. The new investment announced by BT comes after the company recently revealed that 695,000 properties in Scotland will get super-fast broadband by the end of next year.

As per the new announcement, BT plans to offer the connection to Angus, Ayrshire, the Scottish Borders, Fife, Grampian, the Highlands, Perthshire, Strathclyde and West Lothian.

"BT's roll-out of faster broadband across Scotland is gathering pace. Earlier this month we announced plans which will make super-fast, fibre-based broadband available to 695,500 homes and businesses by the end of next year," said BT Scotland director Brendan Dick.

"Now we are able to confirm a further major investment in faster broadband speeds over copper lines." he added.