Hyslop Welcomes Superfast Broadband Boost for West Lothian

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Hyslop Welcomes Superfast Broadband Boost for West Lothian  

Local Constituency MSP, Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the Scottish Government’s roll out of superfast broadband which is benefitting 94% of people in West Lothian.

Superfast broadband coverage in West Lothian prior to the SNP Scottish Government’s intervention through the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme was less than 73% as Broadband is still reserved to Westminster. Following Scottish Government action, the percentage of premises with access to fibre broadband in West Lothian is 94% putting West Lothian and Scotland well on course to meeting the 100% coverage target by 2021.

Fiona commented;

“A lack of sufficient internet access can be detrimental to local businesses and community connectivity; it is an issue I am approached about as a constituency MSP regularly.

“With this extra investment from the Scottish Government, now 94% of residents in West Lothian is already benefitting from superfast broadband as opposed to less than 73% prior to the Scottish Government Roll Out.

“This is a welcome investment which is allowing better connectivity across West Lothian and could ultimately result in a boost in our local economy and our small business sector.”

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Full data available at: https://news.gov.scot/resources/broadband-la