Super-fast broadband extends to new communities in East Dunbartonshire

Super-fast broadband extends to new communities in East Dunbartonshire

EAST Dunbartonshire is a step closer to being fully hooked up to super-fast broadband following the latest roll-outs, MSP Rona Mackay has welcomed.

Hundreds more properties in Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs now have access to super-fast broadband, if they wish to upgrade.

The SNP government has spread super-fast broadband to more than 90 per cent of Scotland and plans to have the whole country hooked up by 2021.

Ms Mackay said: “It is excellent news for householders and businesses in Strathkelvin and Bearsden, that super-fast broadband has been expanded to more communities.

“I have made a point of raising the worries of constituents in Woodilee Village in the Scottish Parliament recently — they have faced delay after delay on their roll-out of super-fast broadband.

“The goals of the Scottish Government are clear and achievable, and I look forward to the whole of Scotland having access to the fastest internet around.”

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing MSP, told how over the summer months the programme will continue to roll-out super-fast broadband to Scotland.

He said: “The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme is progressing further and we are reaching some very small and more remote communities, as well as extending coverage for places like Kirkintilloch.”

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NOTES TO REPORTER

From Rona Mackay MSP by Alan Ferguson (07342 061722/alan.ferguson@parliament.scot)

More details about the roll-out of super-fast broadband can be found online at https://digitalscotland-newsroom.prgloo.com/news/more-east-dunbartonshire-areas-get-superfast-broadband.

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