Claire Wallace, Kathryn Vincent
The U.K. government aims to extend "superfast" broadband connections of at least 24 mbps to 95 percent of premises by 2017 as part of its Broadband Delivery U.K. strategy (https://www.gov.uk/broadband-delivery-uk). However, this still leaves many communities with inadequate or no broadband connectivity until then, and the problem of providing for the remaining 5 percent in the future is unresolved. This is especially the case in rural communities and sparsely populated areas, such as those found in many parts of Scotland. The lack of technological infrastructure can inhibit the economic and social sustainability of those places as they get left…
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