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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-13057: Fulton MacGregor (Coatbridge and Chryston)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 28 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what percentage of premises in each local authority area had been connected to fibre broadband through commercial deployment by 2012.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 7 December 2017

We do not hold information on the percentage of premises, in each local authority area that had been connected to fibre broadband through commercial deployment by 2012.

In 2012, as part of the Open Market Review (OMR) for the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband Programme, we gathered commercial data that showed the predicted percentage of premises connected to fibre broadband through commercial deployment without our intervention, over a three year period.

Local Authority

Assumed percentage of premises connected to fibre broadband through commercial deployment as predicted at 2012

Aberdeen, City

72.4%

Aberdeenshire

25.1%

Angus

69.7%

Argyll & Bute

28.1%

City of Edinburgh

89.1%

Clackmannanshire

71.1%

Dumfries & Galloway

26.0%

Dundee, City

95.0%

East Ayrshire

61.1%

East Dunbartonshire

76.2%

East Lothian

66.7%

East Renfrewshire

81.5%

Falkirk

88.0%

Fife

69.2%

Glasgow, City

75.5%

Highland

25.3%

Inverclyde

79.7%

Midlothian

78.5%

Moray

28.0%

North Ayrshire

65.3%

North Lanarkshire

84.2%

Orkney

0.0%

Perth & Kinross

41.2%

Renfrewshire

76.1%

Scottish Borders

39.3%

Shetland

0.0%

South Ayrshire

68.5%

South Lanarkshire

81.5%

Stirling

59.0%

West Dunbartonshire

91.5%

West Lothian

72.9%

Western Isles

0.0%