Scottish independent broadband provider, GoFibre has teamed up with rural Internet Service Provider, Marykirk.com to bring full fibre broadband in and around the Angus area.
Through this innovative partnership, approximately 1,500 homes in areas surrounding the town of Montrose – including Angus and South Aberdeenshire – will be able to access gigabit-capable speeds.
GoFibre began constructing its full fibre network in June 2021 and eventually 10,000 premises in the area will be able to access the GoFibre network.
Full fibre networks are considered to be the best type of connectivity for today and the future, allowing residents and businesses to upload and download data with none of the disruption that copper networks bring. However, it is currently available to less than 30% of UK premises.
Alex Cacciamani, GoFibre’s CEO, said: “At GoFibre, our mission is to connect local communities to the broadband services they deserve for work and play, ensuring everybody is ready for our digital future. Establishing Scotland as a digital nation is vital, so building the infrastructure we need to underpin economic growth has to happen now.
“We are delighted to partner with established local provider, Marykirk.com as we bring local residents the best type of connectivity available.”
Bill Buchan, CEO at Marykirk.com, added: “There has long been a lack of rural fibre solutions from national providers, so partnering with GoFibre was a must. We are now able to provide broadband speeds that some people in cities have enjoyed for some time, but without the inconvenience of moving house.
“I firmly believe that connecting rural communities to full fibre is the future and so this is a significant milestone for our Angus and Aberdeenshire customers.”
GoFibre’s parent company, Borderlink Broadband recently secured an investment of £164 million from specialist asset management company, Gresham House, to accelerate its rollout of full fibre broadband. GoFibre aims to enable half a million homes to access full fibre broadband throughout Scotland and the North of England over the next three years.
To register your interest in GoFibre’s full fibre broadband services, go to www.gofibre.co.uk / www.Marykirk.com