Kingswells

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Kingswells (Aberdeen)
Kingswells, Aberdeen.jpg
Kingswells, village centre
Kingswells (Aberdeen) is located in Aberdeen
Kingswells (Aberdeen)
Kingswells (Aberdeen)
 Kingswells (Aberdeen) shown within the City of Aberdeen
Population 5,056 [1]
OS grid reference NJ 86607 07704
Council area Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Aberdeen
Postcode district AB15 8
Dialling code 01224
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Aberdeen North
Scottish Parliament Aberdeen Donside
List of places
UK
Scotland
Aberdeen

Coordinates: 57°09′36″N 2°13′23″W / 57.160000°N 2.223056°W / 57.160000; -2.223056

Kingswells is a suburb of Aberdeen, Scotland, situated west of the city centre, east of Westhill, north of Cults and south of Dyce.

Kingswells has existed as a village for centuries, but only beginning in the 1980s did it expand greatly as a result of the boom in the oil industry. It has few amenities given its relatively large size, with no secondary school and a relative lack of shopping facilities, although it does have a primary school, convenience store, veterinary surgery, a Chinese takeaway, a pizza takeaway, a hairdresser, a cafe, a pharmacy, two nurseries, two community halls, a car garage and a restaurant inn. In the nearby mile or so there is also a business complex with a hotel, home to a Starbucks.

Kingswells has become notorious in recent years for its poor broadband connections. Despite being many miles from several towns, it does not have its own telephone exchange, which means most residents have suffered from low broadband speeds, as their lines are connected to a town at least two miles from the area. This has become even more problematic when a trial was conducted at an unknown point to provide fibre optic broadband services: the network used is known as TPON, an abbreviation for "Telephony over Passive Optical Network", but this network does not support any broadband services. As a result, despite a rollout of "Fiber-to-the-cabinet" services by Openreach, hardly anyone can receive the service due to TPON.

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  1. ^ "Population of Kingswells: 2013". Retrieved 10 March 2016. 

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