Following on from some of the chat and concerns this week from the Working Digital audience on the topic of Broadband Connectivity, East Ayrshire Concil are keen to promote their “Step Change” project announced recently. In summary:
East Ayrshire Council has agreed to contribute £1.2 million to “Step Change” so that emphasis can be put on extending high speed broadband from more densely populated areas such as Kilmarnock, Stewarton and Cumnock to rural areas such as Bellsbank, Catrine, Dalmellington, Drongan, Galston, Mauchline, Muirkirk, New Cumnock and Patna. The investment should bring overall fibre coverage in East Ayrshire to over 98% of premises from a starting point of 61% – meaning that East Ayrshire will be among the best covered areas in the UK.
The full statement can be read on the East Ayrshire Council Website