Superfast broadband for Dunoon

Alan Reid MP has successfully challenged BT Openreach over the arrival of fibre optic broadband in Dunoon, on behalf of a constituent.

A spokesman for BT has apologised for an error on its website and confirmed that BT fully anticipates deployment before the end of June this year.

"A sharped-eyed constituent contacted me after spotting inconsistencies on the BT Openreach Where and When website," said Mr Reid MP for Argyll and Bute.

"At Christmas, a BT spokesman had said the service would be in the town this year, but the website recently said broadband would take 18 months to arrive.”

When Mr Reid tackled BT about this, a spokesman for the company said: "I can confirm that BT fully anticipates commencing their commercial deployment within Dunoon before the end of June 2015 and not what the current website information shows. Apologies, this is an error, and is now being rectified.

"The Openreach Map will show at high level the Dunoon Exchange – a “coming soon” flag with a timeline of June 2015, which will be the same as Rothesay, Lochgilphead and Campbeltown. Constituents can also stay regularly updated by registering at "

Mr Reid said: "Slow broadband speeds in Dunoon are a headache for people. I shall be monitoring the arrival of fibre optic broadband in the town and hold BT to its promises"

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