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Broadband: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 900810, tabled on 13 February 2020

What steps he is taking to monitor the progress of the rollout of superfast broadband to rural areas.

Answered on

13 February 2020

Great progress has been made in the Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross constituency. Six years ago, just 4% of premises had access to superfast broadband; that figure is now 78%.

This Government has also provided Highlands Council with £4.2m to deliver full fibre networks to public sector sites in Inverness, Fort William, Wick and Thurso.

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