Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the UK Government’s substantial funding on the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project, on the day it was confirmed that 150,000 homes and businesses in Scotland now have access to fibre broadband. *|MC:SUBJECT|*
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November 13th, 2014
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Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has welcomed the UK Government’s substantial funding on the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband project, on the day it was confirmed that 150,000 homes and businesses in Scotland now have access to fibre broadband.

150,000 Scottish homes now have fibre-optic broadband
 
New Services

Shropshire Council has said that it is branching out its social media engagement programme to include WhatsApp.

Council in WhatsApp engagement experiment
 
New Product / Technology

Vodafone UK chief executive Jeroen Hoencamp said: “Mobile connectivity is an essential service for communities and businesses to thrive in today’s digital world and support local economies. I am delighted to announce Minchinhampton as the first of the 100 communities we will light up.”

Cotswold town first “not-spot” to get 3G coverage
 
Policy

The British Standards Institution says that its new guide to data interoperability, PAS182, will make it easier for the public and private sector to share information in a “smart city” environment, whilst PD8101 identifies ways that good urban design can help create smart cities.

Smart cities data policy and standards released by the BSI
 
Conferences and Events

The use of digital public services lags far behind the private sector. This event on 18th November will inform delegates how digital technology can drive better services at lower costs.

Digital public services: simpler, quicker, more engaging
 
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