Digital Connectivity in Scotland Contents


1 Introduction

Our inquiry

2 Broadband coverage and availability

Current coverage in Scotland

Communicating broadband coverage

Enforcing speeds

3 How broadband is delivered in Scotland

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Progress on broadband delivery

Future relationship

4 Broadband for the “final 5%”

Reaching 100%

Universal Service Obligation

10Mbps download speed

£3,400 cost threshold

Impact on consumer bills

USO and R100

Community broadband schemes

5 Full-fibre future


Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Competition in full-fibre delivery

Retail competition

Infrastructure competition

6 Mobile coverage

Mobile availability in Scotland

Coverage obligations

Improving coverage through infrastructure sharing

Passive sharing

Active sharing and national roaming

7 Reducing barriers to deployment

Cross-government approach

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 23 July 2018