Monday, July 02, 2012

£120 million broadband boost for the Highlands and Islands

Further to this previous post, last week the Scottish Government announced an investment of £120m to bring superfast broadband to communities across the Highlands and Islands. From the Scottish Government press release:
"This investment will mean Highlands and Islands Enterprise, who are in discussions with BT, can roll out a programme to deliver world class connectivity for the region.  This will call for a broad range of technical solutions, for example, by laying underground cables and in some cases, sub-sea cables to connect island communities."
The comment "discussions with BT" relates to the area's status as one of the four original Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) superfast broadband pilot projects (more here). Commentary from ISP Review here.

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