Jo: Broadband announcement a real boost for our communities

Local MP Jo Swinson today welcomed news that people across East Dunbartonshire are set to benefit from superfast broadband that will improve internet services for 80,000 homes and businesses across Scotland.

In Bearsden and Bishopbriggs, homes and businesses will receive superfast fibre broadband for the first time, and Kirkintilloch will see existing superfast fibre broadband coverage extended.

Jo said that these new services will provide a real economic boost for the area and make it easier for people to access crucial services online.

Liberal Democrats in the UK government helped secure £120 million in funding to support the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.

Jo said:

“The internet has had a fundamental impact on the way that we live, work and communicate in Scotland today. It has changed the way companies do business, the way that we access crucial public services and how we keep in touch with friends and family.

‘Consistent and reliable internet access is more important than ever and the announcement today will have real benefits for local people.

“Liberal Democrats in government made clear that extending these new technologies right across Scotland is a genuine priority and this announcement is another big step in the right direction.”

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