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.
The challenge facing most of Scotland’s rural and island communities is one of depopulation as people move into urban settings.
A Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme (SBVS), funded by the Scottish Government, has been launched.
James Stockan, Leader of Orkney Islands Council is delighted that Orkney is to be a test bed for 5G.
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“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.”
“I welcome the Laid community’s drive and determination to seek improvement for their area. “