Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday that the Government, along with local authorities and Broadband Delivery UK, is pumping £157.6 million into the programme to roll out fibre broadband, while BT is providing £106.7 million.
She said: “Today’s announcement signals the start of one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in the whole of Europe. It will connect communities across rural and urban areas, providing a platform for future economic development and regeneration.
“Next generation broadband enables businesses to compete on the international stage. It has the potential to transform the way in which we educate our children, provide health and social care and deliver our public services.
“It provides Scotland with a platform upon which we can build and sustain a world-class digital country.”