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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-01828
Asked by: Rhoda Grant, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 27 July 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many households in each local authority it estimates (a) currently and (b) will access broadband through (i) the R100 contracts, (ii) the superfast broadband voucher scheme and (iii) commercial coverage.

Current status: Answered by Kate Forbes on 24 August 2021


Answer

As of 22 July 2021:

a) the number of households in each local authority that can access broadband as a direct result of (i) the R100 contracts, (ii) the main voucher (MVS – worth up to £5,000) and the interim voucher (IVS – worth up to £400) portions of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) and (iii) commercial coverage stands at:

Local Authority

Current R100 Build

Current MVS Build

Current IVS Build

Current Commercial Build

Aberdeen City

 

4

 

122,481

Aberdeenshire

 

164

5

108,247

Angus

 

14

 

54,577

Argyll and Bute

367

8

 

45,024

City of Edinburgh

 

3

 

270,177

Clackmannanshire

180

4

6

25,216

Dumfries and Galloway

675

15

38

72,662

Dundee City

 

1

 

79,814

East Ayrshire

4

1

4

61,319

East Dunbartonshire

 

1

 

48,830

East Lothian

 

6

 

51,887

East Renfrewshire

 

1

 

40,089

Falkirk

52

 

3

77,212

Fife

398

18

7

185,153

Glasgow City

 

2

 

329,173

Highland

 

100

13

111,880

Inverclyde

   

40,882

Midlothian

131

2

5

41,754

Moray

 

44

4

43,054

Na h-Eileanan an Iar

   

13,393

North Ayrshire

10

6

7

73,446

North Lanarkshire

135

3

3

163,379

Orkney Islands

 

6

 

8,645

Perth and Kinross

75

14

8

69,112

Renfrewshire

 

2

2

92,330

Scottish Borders

120

32

84

57,893

Shetland Islands

   

9,149

South Ayrshire

344

3

2

56,515

South Lanarkshire

423

11

6

157,898

Stirling

2

9

51

41,672

West Dunbartonshire

  

2

47,421

West Lothian

4

  

85,365

Total

2,920

474

250

2,685,649

 

We estimate that the number of properties expected to benefit from broadband connections through (i) the R100 contracts, (ii) the main voucher (MVS – worth up to £5,000) and the interim voucher (IVS – worth up to £400) portions of the Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS) and (iii) commercial coverage will be as follows:

Local Authority

Planned R100 Build

Planned MVS Build

Planned IVS Build

Planned Commercial Build

Aberdeen City

567

3

 

5,404

Aberdeenshire

12,554

79

4

379

Angus

5,541

116

 

11

Argyll and Bute

7,041

69

3

486

City of Edinburgh

539

  

2,486

Clackmannanshire

829

  

11

Dumfries and Galloway

7,532

21

6

968

Dundee City

103

1

 

645

East Ayrshire

1,995

4

2

203

East Dunbartonshire

315

  

106

East Lothian

852

19

 

174

East Renfrewshire

238

11

 

96

Falkirk

1,310

2

 

220

Fife

4,655

1

 

668

Glasgow City

63

  

1,107

Highland

10,360

99

1

2,407

Inverclyde

785

  

166

Midlothian

1,079

  

176

Moray

4,159

24

1

2

Na h-Eileanan an Iar

1,885

  

7

North Ayrshire

1,970

1

 

225

North Lanarkshire

1,649

3

 

283

Orkney Islands

1,747

5

1

284

Perth and Kinross

7,433

115

2

883

Renfrewshire

655

  

1,340

Scottish Borders

6,667

14

4

522

Shetland Islands

2,166

  

268

South Ayrshire

2,074

  

291

South Lanarkshire

4,526

3

2

949

Stirling

2,814

31

15

348

West Dunbartonshire

572

  

153

West Lothian

853

 

1

560

Total

95,528

621

42

21,828

( Please note that voucher figures are subject to change, depending on future R100 contract and commercial build. It should also be noted that owners and tenants will have to order a service to access superfast broadband. )