Good quality connectivity is essential for individuals and businesses in the 21st century. It is unacceptable that almost 9,000 homes in Angus are still without superfast broadband. I am continuing to put pressure on the Scottish Government to speed up broadband roll-out because we cannot go on with so many still at such slow speeds.
I am delighted that the UK government has committed to provide a further £1 million to speed up the rollout of superfast broadband in Angus. A huge investment which will have the outcomes people in Angus expect.
24th February 2019
Today Luke Graham MP and I have written to David Mundell, Secretary of State for Scotland calling for the extra £2 million pound fund for broadband rollount as part of the Tay Cities Deal be made available to local councils as soon as possible.