Broadband: Scotland

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Ronnie Cowan Ronnie Cowan Scottish National Party, Inverclyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will list the suppliers who are registered with the gigabit broadband voucher scheme in the west of Scotland.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

The £2m market trial of the Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is currently operating in four areas across the country: Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Bristol, with Bath and North East Somerset, Coventry and Warwickshire, and West Yorkshire and York. On 15th March 2018 the Chancellor announced our intention to extend this market trial into a national scheme. The £67m national scheme will operate across all areas of the UK, including the west of Scotland, and will be launched by the end of March 2018. The scheme is supplier-led, so all suppliers with qualifying products are invited to register as soon as the national scheme is launched.

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