Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Better broadband for the West End

The most western part of the West End Ward (area around Clovis Duveau Drive, Millbay Gardens, Millbay Terrace, Clayhills Grove, etc) is - for telephone and broadband - served by the Invergowrie Exchange.

Constituents have contacted me to complain that this exchange is not yet providing superfast broadband and I contacted the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband rollout team about this and have been advised by a member of the team as follows:

"I have conducted a search of our intervention area can confirm that the Invergowrie area is eligible for a state aid intervention as part of the programme.  This means that the premise of your constituents may benefit as part of the rollout.  

At present no announcement has been made regarding what areas will benefit and when.  We are currently developing a website which will go live on the 15th Oct 2013 showing information on what areas of Scotland are eligible for state aid intervention, all our public announcements will be made via this facility.  Our first rollout announcement is due to be made in early 2014.  

In the meantime updates will be given regularly to our Local Authority stakeholders through our regular catch-up session, and to members of the public through Twitter @digitalscots."