The Auditor General for Scotland has given an update on the progress of the Scottish Government’s R100 (Reaching 100%) superfast broadband programme.

Around 107,000 premises remain to be connected through the contracts. It noted that many of these are in the hardest to reach locations, with the majority in the North. “Connecting these remaining premises will be challenging and expensive”.

Liberal Democrat culture, media and sport spokesperson and Far North MP Jamie Stone said: “My constituents are fed up with being lumbered with stone age broadband connections.

“The SNP promised to deliver access to high-speed broadband to every household and business in Scotland by 2021 – that promise was junked at the first opportunity.”

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