£68m Boost for Digital Infrastructure Will Help Dunfermline Connect

The Scottish Government will invest a further £68m to boost broadband, an announcement that MSP Bill Walker says will bring local communities together and help Scotland’s economic recovery. 
The additional funding will be used for digital infrastructure required to support improvements in internet speeds. Altogether, £250 million funding has now been identified to support faster internet access across the whole of Scotland, including remote and rural areas.
Mr Walker, SNP MSP for Dunfermline, said:
“The Scottish Government has set a target date of 2020 for Scotland to have the world-class digital access and internet speeds that are vital for today’s economies. Before then, by 2015, between 85-90 per cent of premises will benefit from speeds of 40–80mbps.
“Not only is high-speed broadband a necessity for businesses, it connects individuals and communities, enhancing people’s lives. As someone who can’t access broadband at home, I understand only too well the frustrations of my constituents in Dunfermline who frequently write to me about poor internet connectivity. This funding will help Dunfermline get connected.
“All of Scotland’s citizens, no matter where they live, should be able to participate in the digital revolution.”

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