Date lodged: 14 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether it considers that the original target of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme with BT was too low.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 31 October 2016
The approach taken across both contracts was to maximise fibre broadband coverage within the available budget. This delivered higher than anticipated coverage across the board, with 95% of premises having fibre access, compared to just 66% through commercial investment.