The Three Towns will benefit from a ‘broadband action plan’ announced by the SNP Scottish Government.
‘Scotland’s Digital Future’ aims to deliver a world-class and future-proof digital infrastructure by 2020, with what is described as ‘a step change’ in 2015.
Local MSP Margaret Burgess welcomed the initiative, saying, “This plan also sets out the SNP Scottish Government’s intention to move forward at a rapid pace and to deliver a transformational change in the quality and coverage of internet and mobile access across Scotland.”
Reflecting on what this will mean for areas like the Three Towns, Mrs Burgess said, “It will enable more people to connect from their homes, at work and while on the move.
“It is important to increase digital participation rates, both for individuals and businesses. Increasing take-up is fundamental to the plan and to Scotland’s future. If local government and the rest of the public sector take full advantage of the digital age, it will lead to productivity gains through more efficient and lower-cost provision of services.”
The SNP MSP for Cunninghame South concluded, “Overall, the plan is comprehensive, ambitious and realistic.”