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Broadband (Rural Areas)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 6th June 2019.

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Photo of Paul Wheelhouse Paul Wheelhouse Scottish National Party

The £400 million digital Scotland superfast broadband programme has already delivered truly transformative results across all Scotland’s local authorities, providing fibre broadband access to more than 930,000 homes and businesses so far. Thinkbroadband figures show that more than 93 per cent of Scotland’s premises can now access superfast broadband of 30 megabits per second and above. The equivalent figure for Aberdeenshire is 81.7 per cent.

Our £600 million reaching 100 per cent programme will deliver resilient and future-proofed broadband infrastructure that will ensure that every home and business in Scotland can access superfast broadband services, regardless of remoteness or rurality.