Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Gibson welcomes Drumbeg upgrading

News release
Immediate release

Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Rob Gibson has welcomed an announcement from the Scottish Government that the BT Broadband Exchange at Drumbeg is to be upgraded.

The Scottish Government in partnership with BT have confirmed that they are to upgrade the exchange in North West Sutherland.

Mr Gibson said…

"I am delighted that the Scottish Government and BT are to work together to improve the broadband provision in and around Drumbeg. It will make a real and tangible difference, which will benefit the local population."

"Last year I undertook a consultation regarding the provision of broadband in rural areas. In the responses it became clear that the internet plays an important role in peoples lives. So improved access in a rural area is a welcome move."

" This is one of eight exchanges across Scotland due for upgrades in addition to the 71 recently listed. It shows that the SNP government are delivering in difficult circumstances."

Mr Gibson will also be speaking in a debate regarding rural broadband this week in Parliament.


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