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GoFibre boosts full-fibre broadband coverage across Angus region

Neil Conaghan, Chief Executive Officer at GoFibre

Neil Conaghan, Chief Executive Officer at GoFibre (Credit: GoFibre)

More than 10,000 premises across towns and villages in Angus can access full-fibre broadband following GoFibre’s network expansion in the region. Following a further four months of network build, another 1,500 homes and businesses in Forfar are now able to benefit.

GoFibre employs installers and other team members in the local area, and is aiming to connect 7,000 homes in total by the time the build is completed in the autumn. In particular, the provider aims to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural areas, providing connectivity to rural and harder-to-reach locations. Once in place, the expanded network will enable local residents and businesses to access up to 10Gb/s speeds, significantly enhancing their ability to use multiple devices without lag and quickly download large files in mere seconds.

15,500 premises to be connected to full-fibre

The network expansion in Angus began in August 2023 when construction got underway in Montrose. When this phase is completed more than 15,500 households and businesses in total will be able to enjoy enhanced connectivity and network reliability across Angus.

In addition to expanding its network presence in Angus, the second round of funding for GoFibre’s GoFurther Fund has just closed, with local charities and community groups in Angus and Aberdeenshire invited to apply for this year’s funding round. With individual grants of up to £3,000 available to local groups, the successful recipients will be announced later this year.

Last year, five winners from across Fife, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders were supported by GoFibre in the first round of funding, each offering fundamental services to those they serve within their communities including education and employability services for young people and the disabled community, social sessions that help tackle loneliness and isolation and after-school support and activities designed to empower young people from all backgrounds.

Neil Conaghan, Chief Executive Officer, GoFibre says: “GoFibre is working hard to immerse ourselves in the local community here in Forfar and we’re totally committed to providing high quality, fast full fibre broadband and great customer service. Whilst building our network in Angus, our local teams have been talking to customers directly, listening to what they have to say. We’re also currently choosing the Angus-based projects that we will be supporting as part of the second round of our GoFurther Fund community initiative.

"We are committed to including as many premises in our broadband network as possible while sustaining our support for the region. Achieving this milestone in our network’s expansion means that even more homes and businesses will gain access to the advantages of our full-fibre connection, with plenty of further opportunities on the horizon."


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