Oldmeldrum is soon to benefit from a scheme to deliver superfast internet speeds.
Local Democratic Independent Councillor Paul Johnston has welcomed news that the settlements of , Oldmeldrum, and Balmedie are part of the next areas to be connected to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the further roll-out of the £410 million Digital Scotland partnership.
As part of this announcement, the districts join more than 56,000 premises across 14 local authority areas across Scotland who will benefit from fibre broadband services offering very fast speeds of up to 80Mbps* being rolled out in the autumn, as BT engineers deploy the technology.
“This is a very welcome step towards connecting our area to a faster broadband and making businesses more competitive as well as providing fantastic digital services to residents” said Paul Johnston. Oldmeldrum residents for example will be able to ge TV and digital services amongst the best n Britain, explained the local councillor.
“However, there is still much to do and I am concerned we get early indications of improvements in rural locations where the benefits will be equally as marked.” said Paul.
The Councillor has been campaigning for faster rural broadband which currently does not often get to even reasonable speeds. “In places such as Cairnorrie, or Barthol Chapel, etc we can see very little connectivity. These places should not be left out.