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Question reference: S6W-25395

  • Asked by: Liam McArthur, MSP for Orkney Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
  • Date lodged: 9 February 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 1 March 2024


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-24707 by Richard Lochhead on 6 February 2024, how it defines "access" to a superfast broadband in that context, and in particular whether that includes homes where the relevant infrastructure is not yet in place but could hypothetically be installed.


Access to superfast broadband means that there is the availability of superfast broadband infrastructure at a property, delivered either through the R100 programme or commercial deployment, and a superfast broadband service can be ordered.

Any new service – either through fixed, mobile or Low Earth Orbit satellite technology – may require additional infrastructure or equipment such as a fibre optic cable from the nearest connection point, a router, a dish or an aerial to be installed.