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Businesses Benefit from £3.3m Scottish Broadband Project

Posted: 06th Feb, 2009 By: MarkJ
The Scottish Government reports that businesses north of the border are now starting to see the benefits from its £3.3 million project to extend broadband services and coverage. The project has succeeded in connecting 4000 households and businesses, which were previously unable to get ADSL due to their distance from the local telephone exchange(s):

Finance Secretary, John Swinney, said: "I am delighted that this Scottish Government project has provided broadband access for so many householders and businesses, including Ardgualich Farm.

Broadband has fast become an essential tool for companies the length and breadth of Scotland. By upgrading our broadband infrastructure, we are helping companies - including those in rural areas - gain a competitive advantage at a time when they need it most.

Through initiatives of this kind we will build on our economic recovery plan to ensure Scotland is well placed for a faster and stronger recovery.
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The contract to extend affordable broadband services was awarded to Avanti Caledonian Broadband Ltd. The work has been taking place in recent months, with satellite broadband services being used to plug some of the gap. Credits to Thinkbroadband for spotting the news.
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