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Scotland trailing on superfast broadband

Scotland trailing on superfast broadband | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Superfast broadband is now available to almost three quarters of UK homes – but only 52 per cent of properties in Scotland, an Ofcom report has revealed.
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Scotland gets digitally connected

£264 million investment for high speed broadband
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Scottish University Opens White Space Research Center

Scottish University Opens White Space Research Center | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The University of Strathclyde in Glasgow has formally opened the center which will look at ways to utilize frequencies allocated to broadcasters, but not fully used. It should enable improved broadband access in rural areas.
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Remote broadband scheme under way

Remote broadband scheme under way | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A new community scheme is providing remote parts of the Highlands and Islands with improved broadband access.
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MSP raises concerns over Internet coverage

MSP raises concerns over Internet coverage | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
WESTERN Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan, has written to Nicola Sturgeon MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, to raise a number of points regarding the publication earlier this year of “Scotland’s Digital Future - Infrastructure Action Plan”.
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Elgin to enter the communication fast lane in 2013

Elgin to enter the communication fast lane in 2013 | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Moray's main centre is one of five Scottish towns to receive fibre optic broadband boost.
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New scheme to boost rural broadband in Scotland | eGov monitor | The Information Daily

Remotest areas in Scotland would have access to broadband thanks to a £5 million investment by the SNP administration.

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Scots closing broadband gap on UK

Scots closing broadband gap on UK | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scots are closing the broadband gap on the rest of the United Kingdom, though it still less connected, according to Ofcom figures.
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Broadband snub claims contested

Broadband snub claims contested | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
An MSP's claims that the Scottish Borders is being "ignored" for faster broadband services are contested by BT.
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Millions to be spent on broadband

Millions to be spent on broadband | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government is to spend £120m on bringing superfast broadband to Highlands and Islands communities.
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More cash for superfast broadband

More cash for superfast broadband | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The UK government announces an extra £32m funding for the delivery of superfast broadband in Scotland.
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124,000 more Scottish businesses and homes to get faster broadband | XLN Business Community

124,000 more Scottish businesses and homes to get faster broadband | XLN Business Community | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
BT announced today that 124,000 more business and homes in Scotland are to be connected to faster broadband services.Bo'ness, Brechin, Dumbarton, Elgin,...
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Western Isles SNP push for superfast broadband

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BT to create 150 broadband jobs

BT to create 150 broadband jobs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
BT announces the creation of 150 new engineering jobs across Scotland to support the rollout of fibre broadband.
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Digital Scotland 2020: Achieving World-Class digital infrastructure: a final report to the Scottish Government

This independent report provides an assessment of: what world-class looks like elsewhere, the characteristics of those countries and regions that have or are delivering world-class digital infrastructure; and what lessons could be learned and...
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More areas receive fast internet

More areas receive fast internet | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
More homes and businesses across Scotland are to receive faster internet connection following cable upgrades.
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Thousands of jobs to be created in Scottish broadband sector boost

Thousands of jobs to be created in Scottish broadband sector boost | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THOUSANDS of jobs will be created in Scotland’s broadband sector, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has promised today.
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Internet web speed boost for two towns

Internet web speed boost for two towns | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
faster broadband for Hawick and Kelso has been confirmed by BT as the company continues to roll out its nationwide £2.5billion investment programme, writes Bob Burgess.
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New fibre broadband available to 147,000 more people under latest plans

New fibre broadband available to 147,000 more people under latest plans | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
More than a million properties around Scotland will be connected to high-speed network by end of 2013.
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Scottish Government provides cash to ensure rural Scotland has broadband access

Scottish Government provides cash to ensure rural Scotland has broadband access | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
THE investment is being made by the Scottish Government to ensure rural Scotland has internet access.
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Call for broadband - Local Businesses - Forfar Dispatch

Nigel Don, MSP for Angus North & Mearns, has called on the Scottish Government to look for ways to improve broadband services in rural areas.
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Broadband Investment Could Boost Web Shopping In Scotland - myHermes Auction Delivery News

Broadband Investment Could Boost Web Shopping In Scotland - myHermes Auction Delivery News | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The Scottish government is set to invest £120 million in broadband services in the Highlands and Islands.
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Scottish Parliament to challenge rules on superfast broadband funding | Packnet

A Member of the Scottish Parliament has said she is determined to campaign for a change to government guidelines preventing Inverness from applying for funds to help develop a local superfast broadband cable infrastructure.

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Scottish Government Slams Westminster over UK Small City Broadband Funds - ISPreview UK

The Scottish Government has today criticised the UK's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which is managed by the increasingly embattled Cultur...
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Glasgow left in the broadband slow lane as superfast bid dumped | Herald Scotland

Glasgow left in the broadband slow lane as superfast bid dumped | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Glasgow's bid to become one of the 10 UK cities to benefit from a £100 million fund to promote urban superfast broadband has been rejected by the Westminster Government in a humiliating pre-local election blow to plans to transform the quality of...
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