Date lodged: 20 September 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how it will allocate the £0.5 million to support digital business exchanges that was referred to the 2016-17 Programme for Government.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 4 October 2016
The funding allocation announced in the Programme for Government is aimed at encouraging more Internet Service Providers, content providers and local businesses with an online dependency and customer base in Scotland to join IXScotland – the first Internet Exchange point in Scotland, which we helped launch in 2013.
We are currently working up detailed proposals for the scheme, in conjunction with key partners including the IXScotland Steering Group. We will announce more details in due course.