Virgin Media has announced that homes and businesses in Edinburgh will be next to benefit from an ultrafast broadband and entertainment boost.
As part of Project Lightning, Virgin Media will be expanding its fibre optic network to 38,000 homes and businesses in the Edinburgh and Lothian areas. Work has already started and will be completed by the end of next year.
“The quality of digital connectivity affects our lives in a way that we couldn’t have imagined a decade ago,” Fergus Ewing, cabinet secretary for the rural economy and connectivity, Scottish Government, said. “Having reliable broadband and mobile services is now, rightly, seen as part of essential, everyday infrastructure: that’s why we’re committed to making superfast broadband available to every home and business by 2021.
“The market has a key role and responsibility to play, by investing fully in commercial areas and supporting our efforts to connect the hardest to reach parts of Scotland. That’s why I’m delighted by today’s announcement from Virgin Media, one of the key commercial providers in Scotland, bringing ultrafast connectivity to homes and businesses in Edinburgh. I look forward to following the Project Lightning rollout across Scotland.”
Virgin Media recently announced that they would connect an additional 360,000 homes and businesses in Scotland to its fibre optic network by the end of 2019 – the Edinburgh and Lothian expansion is part of this plan.
“We’re delighted to be expanding our network to thousands more homes and businesses to help to make Edinburgh a world class digital city,” Martin McFadyen, regional director for Scotland at Virgin Media, said. “Residents will soon be getting the high-speed connectivity and top-notch TV they deserve. We urge residents to come together and register their interest - your street could be next.”
A network expansion continues across the country, your street could be next. Register your interest via Cable My Street.