Broadband In Rural Scotland Set To Get Funding
Rural Scotland has been earmarked a slice of the £200 million to be handed out by the Government in order to boost the UK’s rural broadband access.
On Friday Stephen Timms, the Communications Minister will outline plans created by the Government to improve the poor quality of the broadband services in rural parts of the UK.
Telephone groups and Scottish local authorities will be attending the meeting to hear the Digital Britain plans for the country.
When speaking about the plans, Mr Timms said, “Digital Britain’s aim is to make the UK one of the most competitive, highly skilled and technologically advanced economies in the world.”
Mr Timms continued, “The Government will spend some £200 million on improving the networks of areas that have little or no service, including remote parts of Scotland”.
The Communications Minister is also expected to reveal further details on how Government funding will be made available to broadband suppliers.
According to Timms, the Government has given itself until 2017 to deliver next-generation broadband speeds across the UK.