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Digital Scotland – Reaching 100% Programme Public Consultation Report

Digital Scotland – Reaching 100% Programme Public Consultation Report

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ISBN: 9781788518888

The Scottish Government issued a Public Consultation into the eligible intervention area for investment of public funds into NGA broadband infrastructure on 5th July 2017. The period of consultation closed on 5th August 2017. The Public Consultation is now complete and this report sets out the responses to the consultation and the actions that the Scottish Government has taken as a direct result of those responses.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government issued a Public Consultation into the eligible intervention area for investment of public funds into NGA broadband

infrastructure on 5th July 2017. The period of consultation closed on 5th August 2017.

The Reaching 100% Programme (“R100”) is striving to extend the availability of NGA broadband infrastructure to meet the Scottish Government’s

commitment to deliver superfast broadband access to 100% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2021. This commitment is captured in the document

‘Realising Scotland's full potential in a digital world: A Digital Strategy for Scotland’.

To achieve this, the Scottish Government intends to procure coverage of NGA broadband infrastructure (capable of delivering download speeds of at least 30Mbps) in areas where such broadband is currently unavailable. Geographically, R100 covers the whole of Scotland.

The Scottish Government carried out an Open Market Review of all current and planned infrastructure within the scope area between December 2016 and

January 2017. The submitted data allowed us to produce a draft intervention area for the Public Consultation.

This report sets out the responses to the consultation and the actions that the Scottish Government has taken as a direct result of those responses.