Broadband and Mobile Phones: Banff and Buchan

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th February 2020.

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Photo of David Duguid David Duguid Conservative, Banff and Buchan

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress the Department has made on the roll-out of (a) superfast broadband and (b) mobile data connectivity in Banff and Buchan constituency.

Photo of John Whittingdale John Whittingdale Minister of State

The government has invested heavily in the Rest of Scotland project area, where the Banff and Buchan constituency sits, with £50 million of central government funding allocated. Superfast coverage in the constituency stands at 84.8%, up from 1.1% in 2012

Today, there is 84.8% 4G geographic coverage from all four mobile network operators in the Banff and Buchan constituency, with 99.3% from at least one mobile network operator.

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