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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05895: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many commercial and residential businesses have access to superfast broadband; where superfast is defined by its targets on speed, and what percentage of total potential premises this equates to.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 10 January 2017

Ofcom’s Connected Nations 2016 report, published in December 2016, indicates that superfast broadband coverage has reached 83% of all homes and businesses in Scotland. This includes both commercial coverage by BT and other providers, and that delivered through the rollout of the Scottish Government’s £400 million investment through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) Programme.