Martin welcomes Broadband progress December 14, 2011
Glasgow Provan MSP Paul Martin has welcomed the announcement by BT that it intends to roll out fibre optic broadband in Robroyston. The area in Mr Martin's constituency is blighted by slow speeds affecting customers and businesses ability to access adequate broadband speeds.
The announcement that the Springburn exchange will be included in the pilot scheme comes after months of pressure and a successful public meeting organised by Mr Martin last month.
Speaking after the announcement, the Labour MSP said:
"I am delighted that BT listened to and acted on the concerns of residents. It is unbelievable that many so many people have not been getting the speeds that they pay for.
"When the roll out happens next year, it will increase peoples abilities to work from home, as well as access properly the infrastructure that we would expect in a modern city like Glasgow."
Gavin Buchan from BT attended the public meeting where residents raised their concerns about the slow broadband speeds. In his email to Mr Martin that confirmed Springburn would be included in the pilot he said:
"..it is now in our 2012 rollout plan and dates will follow.
"This will have a big impact for the speeds of Endusers Broadband in the Robroyston area."