MSP praises new broadband deal

NANETTE Milne, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North-East, has welcomed the launch of the Community Broadband Scotland initiative.

The Community Broadband Scotland initiative will act as a one-stop-shop for rural community groups, providing them with information and advice to find solutions for broadband delivery in their areas.

From October, a new telephone helpline and website delivering advice and practical support will be made available, and, a dedicated team of staff will provide hands on assistance to groups in need.

Communities will be eligible to apply for seed funding under the initiative to enable them to obtain greater access to the internet.