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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01235: Tavish Scott (Shetland Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 5 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to ensure that homes and premises not in the immediate vicinity of exchange cabinets will be able to benefit from superfast broadband.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 27 July 2016

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring 100% superfast broadband access across Scotland by 2021. We intend to launch new procurement activity aimed at pushing coverage beyond what will be delivered by our existing Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Programme. Part of this will be engagement with suppliers to determine the most appropriate solution for premises out-with the immediate vicinity of exchange cabinets.