James Stockan, Leader of Orkney Islands Council, has voiced his frustration at digital connectivity in the islands and has criticised the Scottish Government on what he says will be delays to deliver the programme in 2021.
A Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS), funded by the Scottish Government, has been launched.
Gigaclear Ltd has mounted a legal challenge on the proposed awarding of the contract for the North.
“The Scottish Government has committed £579 million, or 96.5%, to the total cost of the programme, even though broadband is a UK Government responsibility.”
Local MSP Rhoda Grant, Labour, has criticised the Scottish Government for delays in the delivery of Superfast Broadband across Scotland.
“I welcome the Laid community’s drive and determination to seek improvement for their area. “
the Scottish Government’s £428 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) scheme is on track to meet its targets by the end of this year.
The research has said that communities are at risk of being left behind.
It isn’t as easy as just setting up a company to roll it out to whoever wants it, although that would be nice.