MP applauds city’s broadband upgrade

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EDINBURGH West MP Mike Crockart has welcomed the city council’s plans to make high-speed broadband available in the Capital’s streets and parks.

The £11 million bill for the Connected Capital programme is being met by the UK Government’s Urban Broadband Fund, which is designed to create ten super-connected cities across the UK.

Mr Crockart has been running a Better Broadband campaign for the last year to try to secure vital digital infrastructure upgrades in the west of the city where businesses and residents have to deal with slow connectivity.

He said: “The Connected Capital announcement is very good news for the city and especially for the communities in the rural west like Kirkliston, Dalmeny, Ratho and South Queensferry.

“I understand the urgently needed upgrade to the Kirkliston exchange will be carried out under the programme; giving residents and businesses the quick and reliable broadband they need in the 21st century.”