Scottish Executive award contract: Broadband for allbsg
It has been announced today (25 April 2005) that the Scottish Executive have now awarded the contract to provide basic broadband services in the non-commercial parts of Scotland, in line with their commitment to bring broadband to every community in Scotland by the end of December. After an open procurement process, the contract has been awarded to BT.
The Scottish Executive, enterprise agencies and ERDF funds will contribute £16.5M of a total project value of about £30M over a 5 year contract which will result in the enabling of 378 exchanges in the Highlands and Islands and other rural areas. Some of these exchanges will get Exchange Activate.