GLASGOW is set to receive a broadband boost after a £160m investment by Openreach.

The company will commence an upgrade plan in areas such as Ibrox, Langside, Merylee, Bridgeton, Scotstoun and Springburn as part of a Scotland-wide improvement plan.

Throughout the city, more than 250,000 households and businesses will benefit from the improvements to the 'ultrafast network'

Robert Thorburn, strategic infrastructure director for Openreach Scotland, said: "We’re reaching more communities than ever and our team of highly-skilled engineers, alongside our build partners, are working hard to deliver some of the fastest and most reliable broadband available anywhere in the world.

"Our investment and commitment to Scotland – whether it’s urban or rural – will help to underpin economic recovery, stability and a stronger, more equal society.”

Work on the project will begin this year and is expected to last until 2026.