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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-01422: Ben Macpherson (Edinburgh Northern and Leith)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 1 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to improve connectivity in the Edinburgh Northern and Leith constituency.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 8 November 2017

In addition to the coverage provided by commercial suppliers, the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme has now provided fibre broadband access to 2,435 premises in the Edinburgh and Northern and Leith constituency, that would not otherwise have been covered. The vast majority of these premises are capable of accessing speeds of 24 megabits per second and above.

The Scottish Government has also made a commitment, unique within the UK, to deliver 100% superfast broadband access across Scotland by 2021. Any home or business that will not have superfast broadband delivered commercially or through programmes such as DSSB will be eligible for investment.