£5 Million Broadband Initiative

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has welcomed a £5 million national fund to help rural communities gain access to high-speed broadband.

Rural groups can apply to Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) for funding, as well as receive practical support and advice via a telephone helpline and website launching in October. A specialist team will also provide hands on assistance to those in need. Read more of this post

Broadband – Meeting of the Parliament, 02 February 2012

Everyone else is getting a geographical mention. I am one of the poor souls in the constituency of Dunfermline in West Fife who does not have broadband in his house. I have petitioned the cabinet secretary, but to no avail.


Heritage (Digital Technology) – Meeting of the Parliament 06 October 2011

Does Mark Griffin agree that the problems with broadband exist not only in the Highlands and that there are broadband problems in the central belt, due to the distance along the copper wires to the exchange? Does he agree that everyone in this chamber should back the Scottish Government in pressurin…

£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.  Read more of this post

Scrutiny of Broadband Services

Bill has welcomed news that the Scottish Parliament is inviting views in relation to the availability and roll out of Broadband.   Read more of this post