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Extra fibre broadband for Hawick

An extra 400 homes and businesses in Hawick will receive high-speed fibre broadband when the new upgrade is carried out next year.

BT announced the infill for the town along with upgrades for 291,000 premises across Scotland. Fibre can provide speeds of up to 80Mbps.

Last year, it was revealed that Hawick, Kelso, Dumfries and Stranraer will receive the high-speed service.

This latest announcement means that 44,300 homes in the south of Scotland will have fibre broadband by 2014.