It may be seven years until businesses and homes in the north and north-east can call upon superfast broadband it emerged yesterday.
Fears have been raised that the SNP’s £600 million pledge to deliver superfast broadband to all Scottish homes and offices could be three years late.
The £600 million drive to give every Scottish property superfast broadband by 2021 has been hit by delays, prompting fears the target will be missed.
North and north-east MSPs are growing increasingly concerned the Scottish Government will miss its target of delivering superfast broadband to all properties by 2021.
Communities across the north are to benefit from the roll-out of superfast broadband to 25,000 more homes and businesses, the Scottish Government has revealed.
NHS Highland is urging the Scottish Government to make superfast broadband access a “health issue” to enable remote patients to be consulted at home rather than travel hundreds of miles to Inverness.
New figures have confirmed that communities across the north and north-east suffer from the lowest levels of superfast broadband access in Britain.
An Aberdeenshire community will have some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country after crowdfunding for its own purpose-built network.
Scotland is lagging behind the rest of the UK when it comes to setting up contracts to roll out superfast broadband, according to the UK digital minister Matt Hancock.
New figures showing the increasing availability of superfast high speed broadband in and around Inverness were welcomed yesterday.
A historic Moray village will become the highest place in Scotland to be connected to high-speed fibre broadband.
An MP has called for more "clarity and transparency" about the roll-out of superfast broadband in the Highlands.