Moore welcomes broadband

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CONFIRMATION that BT is to provide high speed broadband to a further 400 premises in Hawick next year in addition to the 6,500 previously announced has been welcomed by the town’s MP, Michael Moore.

He said broadband was absolutely vital to local businesses and households.

He went on: “This announcement is another step in the right direction towards securing better broadband for the Borders.

“It is a fantastic boost to Hawick because it means that over the next two years, nearly 7,000 homes and businesses will have received super-fast broadband.

“There is still, however, a long way to go before we get better broadband for the whole region and I will continue to work with BT, Scottish Borders Council and other stakeholders to get the best deal for local people.”