Aileen Campbell MSP for Clydesdale has welcomed the announcement made by the First Minister that the SNP will deliver superfast digital broadband to 100% premises across Scotland over the next parliament.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon used her keynote speech at SNP conference on Saturday to mark the achievements of the Scottish Government and make the broadband announcement.
The current broadband delivery schedule will reach 95% of premises across the country by the end of 2017. Scotland’s rural parts make up the 5% of areas missing out on the current plans and the First Minister said, “…in the digital age, it’s simply not acceptable any longer for anyone to be left behind.”
Commenting, Aileen said:
“This announcement will have a hugely positive impact on rural Scotland.
“Broadband is an issue often raised by my constituents and that given we have so many people experiencing poor coverage, it's especially welcome news for Clydesdale.
“Superfast digital broadband will be delivered to 100% premises across Scotland which will vitally provide a social and economic boost to many communities.
“The SNP recognises the need to ensure we have an inclusive programme of digital connectivity where everybody can access Superfast Broadband.”