Responding to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) announcement today on funding for rolling-out broadband in Scotland, Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment said:
"I am disappointed with the allocation from the UK Government towards the Scottish Government's ambition for roll out of next generation broadband across the whole of Scotland.
"Whilst today's funding will contribute in some measure to fulfilment of our broadband ambition, we will play our own part through direct investment of Scottish Government funding, as well as exploring alternative financing models. We expect these funds to leverage a significant amount of private sector investment to improve broadband coverage in Scotland. Further announcements and decisions will be considered as part of our ongoing spending review." To read more click here.