The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme is a key element of the wider Digital Scotland Programme, and supports the Scottish Government’s aim to make Scotland a world-class digital nation by 2020.

In effect, the programme is divided into two sub-projects with dedicated teams – one covering the ‘Highlands and Islands’, and one for the ‘Rest of Scotland’ .

 

Highlands and Islands

The terrain and dispersed population of Scotland’s more remote areas poses some complex challenges, and has involved installing approximately 800km of new fibre infrastructure and 400km of subsea cabling.

 

Rest of Scotland

This project committed to reaching over 600,000 premises within 130,000 postcodes. Combined with the Highland and Islands efforts, the DSSB programme achieved its ambition of achieving 95% fibre broadband coverage by the end of 2017.

 

What's in store for those we haven't reached yet?

No one is forgotten. There are plans in place to bring superfast broadband to anyone not included in the DSSB Programme. Read more here at SG Digital Strategy and UKG fibre commitment

In the mealtime, you can take steps to improve your broadband speeds with our alternative solutions.

 

 

Community officers

The programme has a dedicated team of Community Officers, who make sure communities know when they will have access to faster broadband. They organise local events, work with community stakeholders, and keep everyone up to date with important information. They also take our Showcase bus to local schools and events so people can discover more about how fibre broadband is reaching more remote parts of Scotland – and benefiting local businesses, communities and individuals.

Why not come along to an event near you, and meet members of the Superfast Broadband team?

 

Community partners

DSSB Community Champions help spread the word about the huge difference fibre broadband will make when it arrives in their area. As soon as the programme extends to their postcode, they’re out and about, sharing the good news with everyone and explaining the process that will lead to everyone enjoying much faster connections.

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