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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18822: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 13 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether the R100 programme will be delivered by the end of the current parliamentary session or by December 2021.

Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 19 September 2018

The Scottish Government has committed to extending 100% superfast broadband access across Scotland by 31 December 2021 reflecting the complex nature of the rollout and its geographic focus.

Procurement for the initial phase of the reaching 100% or R100 ,programme - for which we have announced the investment of £600 million - Scottish Government 96.5 % of the funding is now well underway. We will award contracts in 2019.