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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-00140: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government when it will publish its detailed delivery plan for the provision of superfast broadband to all commercial and residential premises.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 14 September 2016

We will set out our delivery approach later in 2016, once we have finalised the coverage to be delivered through the existing Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme and consulted with the market to confirm future commercial investment plans.

We expect new procurements, to deliver new investment to meet our 100% target, to begin from 2017. We published a Prior Information Notice on 9 September 2016 to formally start engagement with suppliers ahead of these procurements.