Superfast broadband has gone live in Buckie, Scotland

Superfast broadband has gone live in Buckie as part of a progamme to roll-out high-speed fibre broadband to Scotland.

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the announcement that the first cabinet bringing high-speed fibre broadband to rural Scotland has now gone live in the Moray town.

Speaking during a day of visiting business in the Highlands and Moray the Secretary of State stressed how important providing fast reliable broadband is for jobs, services and the economy.

He said: “Improving connectivity is essential if all parts of the UK are to benefit from our recovering economy as business starts to grow again.

Today is a successful milestone and a further step in delivering the UK government’s commitment to achieve a transformation in broadband across the country by 2015. The UK Government has allocated over £100m, 20% of its rural broadband budget, to Scotland to help ensure the widest possible coverage for fast, reliable fibre broadband.

The Digital Scotland projects for the Highlands and Islands and for the rest of Scotland are great examples of devolution working for the Scottish people with targeted local projects benefiting from UK Government funding and programme support.”


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