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.