Faster internet on way for Midlothian

THOUSANDS of Midlothian homes and businesses are about to join the internet superhighway.

BT has confirmed that more than 5570 premises in Penicuik and around 5200 in Dalkeith are poised to switch to super-fast fibre broadband as engineers complete planned upgrades in the coming weeks.

Gorebridge is also due to be upgraded later this year.

BT’s local network business, Openreach, expects to make super-fast fibre broadband available to around two-thirds of UK homes and businesses by the end of 2014.

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