What is Broadband?

Broadband is an "always on" internet connection which provides much higher access speeds than traditional dial-up internet connections (including ISDN).

The Scottish Executive definition of broadband is a minimum download speed of 500kbps and a minimum upload speed of 250kbps. (compare this to a nominal 56k dial-up connection).

There are presently four methods of obtaining a broadband connection in the East Kilbride area:-

Cable Broadband

Cable broadband is available in certain areas of East Kibride and certain other parts of Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire from Virgin Media.(This is the same service formerly provided by Telewest and NTL)

Broadband via your Telephone Line

East Kilbride telephone exchange is fully ADSL broadband enabled. ADSL broadband comes in various guises and you will pay varying rates. Business broadband rates tend ot be more expensive than home rates because more access to the broadband system is given in the sense that less users will be trying to use the

Beyond ADSL and Cable range?

If you are beyond ADSL and Cable broadband coverage, there are presently only two methods of obtaining broadband.

Satellite Broadband

Satellite broadband is available to many but is generally somewhat more expensive than ADSL or Cable. For further information check out Digiweb.

Leased Line

For business use, leased lines can provide an answer to broadband connectivity needs. Although substantially more expensive, they generally come with a meaningful service level agreement. Find information on major Telecom providers websites.

Broadband for Scotland

Find further information about broadband on the Scottish Government's Broadband pages


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