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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05500: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that all (a) households and (b) commercial premises that currently do not have the opportunity to access high-speed broadband will be included in its plans for 100% coverage.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 10 January 2017

The Scottish Government is committed to delivering 100% superfast broadband coverage by 2021. We are currently conducting an Open Market Review. This is a formal consultation with broadband suppliers to determine their commercial investment plans over the next 3 years. This will allow us to define an intervention area ahead of new procurement activity to be initialized later this year.