Pledge on superfast broadband for Dundee and local area

A rollout of superfast broadband is to benefit rural communities across Scotland.

Funding of £384 million has been allocated to Dundee, alongside the Highlands and Islands and Aberdeen and Angus, as part of the new “Reaching 100%” broadband programme.

Central Scotland and Fife is to benefit by £83m, while the south of Scotland will receive £133m.

The first phase of the £600m programme will focus on delivering superfast broadband access to Scotland’s rural and island communities.

Connectivity Secretary Fergus Ewing said: “We have taken the decision not to focus on urban city centre premises in this first phase but to target investment where it is needed most — in rural and remote Scotland.

“Reaching 100% will not be easy to achieve, however, achieve it we must.

“Fast and reliable digital connectivity is a fundamental expectation of all communities, regardless of location.”