£5m from Scottish broadband pot allocated to South Scotland
Scotland was apportioned some £68.8 million from the Westminster based BDUK fund, and the Scottish Government has increased the value of this pot to £144.3 million. The Borders Council and Dumfries and Galloway Council has now been allocated £5 million to meet a target of superfast broadband for all by 2020 as a South of Scotland Alliance (Sosa) project.
The task for this part of the United Kingdom is challenging as commercial roll-outs of superfast broadband are only going to cover some 25% of the population compared to the more usual two thirds. A very quick to fill out survey for those in the South of Scotland is available on SurveyMonkey.