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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13468: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 15 December 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how the 95% superfast broadband connectivity target will be judged, and whether premises connected to an enabled cabinet, but too far from that cabinet to receive superfast connectivity, count as enabled within the 95%.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 10 January 2018

Any property connected to a fibre-enabled cabinet by the end of December 2017 - either commercially or through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) programme - contributed towards achievement of the 95% target.

The Scottish Government does not have a 95% superfast broadband target. Our commitment is for 100% superfast broadband coverage by the end of 2021, with an interim target of 95% fibre broadband coverage by the end of 2017.