R100 high-speed broadband programme for North East communities
As many of us are staying inside, now more than ever it is important that people can get online – to communicate with loved ones, to work and learn at home, and to access important services including shopping and online banking.
Connectivity and broadband issues have long been an ongoing problem for our rural communities and I know first-hand how frustrating this can be. As we continue to work from home or home-school, it is imperative that North-East communities have access to high-speed, reliable broadband.
I have asked the Scottish Government to provide an update on the progress being made with the R100 high-speed broadband programme, to ensure that everything is done to improve connectivity at a time where we’re staying indoors to save lives and protect our NHS during Covid-19.
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