Wednesday, 15 June 2011


Alan Reid MP welcomed the Government’s announcement of funding towards achieving its target of 100% coverage of broadband at speeds of 2Mbps and 90% coverage of superfast broadband in every Council area by 2015.

Mr Reid said,

“I welcome this announcement. Broadband is so important if we are to revive the economy of a rural area like Argyll & Bute. With superfast broadband, people will be able to run many types of business from remote locations.

“The Government is proving its commitment to rural parts of the country and fulfilling the pledge in the Coalition agreement to introduce superfast broadband in remote areas at the same time as in more populated areas.”

“The Scottish Government, Argyll & Bute Council and Highlands & Islands Enterprise must work together to make this target a reality.”