Alternative solutions

If you are currently experiencing poor broadband speeds and don’t want to wait for the R100 programme to reach your address, there are alternative ways you can access a faster broadband speed.

Universal Service Obligation

A Universal Service Obligation for broadband was launched in 2020. Regulated by Ofcom, everyone in the UK has a legal right to request a broadband connection of at least 10Mbps.

BT is the Universal Service Provider for Scotland. Further information about applying for a connection is available on their website.

Broadband Comparison Sites

Details of Ofcom accredited price comparison sites for Internet Service Providers are available online. Remember, upgrades to faster broadband speeds don’t happen automatically, you have to order it from your Internet Service Provider.