Baldernock Superfast Broadband Rollout
Superfast broadband service promised to remaining 3% premises in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.
10:45 14 October 2020
Minister for Energy and Connectivity Paul Wheelhouse has promised to provide coverage to the remaining 3per cent premises in Baldernock that do not have access to reliable and superfast internet access yet.
Baldernok Community Council and residents have been campaigning for improved coverage during the R100 rollout programme.
Addressing the minister during the parliamentary meeting, Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay said: “My constituents in Baldernock have been patiently waiting for a fibre broadband connection for many years and are finally on course to receive it.
“However, there have been delays due to incorrect data being collected, and data collection is crucial in the R100 procurement stages. Can the Minister confirm, with some urgency, whether that issue has been looked at, in order to allow households to take advantage of the voucher scheme and finally get connected?”
Mr Wheelhouse replied: “Whilst 97 per cent of premises in Strathkelvin and Bearsden can already access a superfast broadband connection, specific attention will be given to Baldernock.
“I reassure Ms Mackay that the R100 team is speaking to the community council and broadband providers to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
“She should rest assured that any premises that find themselves outside the coverage of a commercial provider can get superfast broadband through the R100 Scottish broadband voucher scheme.”