Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Revamp
Thanks to a Â£428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband revamp, over 95% of homes and businesses now have access to superfast broadband
23:16 05 March 2019
The £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband scheme is bringing ultrafast and reliable broadband connection to over 95per cent of homes and businesses across Scotland. The service is now being promoted via a branded ad van currently touring across Scotland.
Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said: “Fast and reliable internet is absolutely vital to communities across Scotland. It helps businesses stay connected with customers and colleagues, and helps families learn, work, play and shop.
“Across Scotland the vast majority of people are able to benefit from fibre broadband however they do need to upgrade their current service.
“Meanwhile our Reaching 100% programme, backed by an initial £600 million investment, plans to deliver superfast broadband access to every home and business in Scotland – the only part of the UK to do so.”
UK Digital Minister Margot James said: “Our rollout of faster broadband across the UK is reaching thousands more homes and businesses every week. Scottish residents and businesses can now reap the clear benefits that faster broadband provides and I would urge people to visit their local project website or the DCMS postcode checker to see if they can get connected.