ANGUS Council will undertake an analysis into current and future broadband provision in the county.

It hopes the outcome will enable it to access government funding for the roll out of next generation broadband across the area.

The council-backed audit will determine the current strengths and weaknesses in Angus broadband provision, and investigate how the next generation broadband can be rolled out across the county. It will allow the council to gather information to be used in a funding bid to the Scottish Government, which aims to roll out next generation broadband by 2020.

Councillor David Fairweather said: “It is important that Angus can take advantage of any funding available to bring first class broadband provision to the county.

“This will allow business to thrive at home and abroad, improve digital participation in the community, and improve the delivery of public services to residents.”