Broadband: Scotland

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 20th December 2018.

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Photo of Kirstene Hair Kirstene Hair Conservative, Angus

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with representatives from local authorities in Scotland on the roll-out of superfast broadband.

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

There is a regular and good working level relationship between DCMS and the Scottish government on the roll-out of superfast broadband.

Discussions cover superfast projects, R100, Local Full Fibre Networks (LFFN) projects and use of the DCMS Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme which was launched in April. To date, 425 vouchers have been issued totaling just £1.08m.

We are also engaging with Scottish Government and local bodies on the Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme announced at Budget 2018.

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