The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme underpins the Scottish Government’s aim for Scotland to become a more capably resourced digital nation by 2020. It is intended to deliver access to fibre broadband to around 95% of ‘premises’ by the end of March 2018, – when combined with existing commercial roll-out plans.
In Argyll, the following areas are now scheduled for this vital upgrade:
Achnamara, Cairndow, Crinan, Glenbarr, Kilchrenan, Minard, Southend and Whitehouse.
The first of these fibre connections are supposed to go live this winter.
Argyll & Bute;s SNP MP, Brendan O’Hara has welcomed this news, saying: ‘This is fantastic news for these rural towns and villages of Argyll & Bute who will have better access to fibre broadband. Core infrastructure gives communities a much better base to build on into the future.’