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Strengthening communities - Community Broadband Scotland 

Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), administered across the whole of Scotland by HIE, is enabling some of our most rural and remote communities to secure digital connectivity that will transform the way people live, learn and work. The Scottish Government has committed to 2Mb broadband speed for all by 2017 and full next generation broadband by 2020.

CBS’s focus is on residential and business premises in communities, in the most difficult to reach areas, which are least likely to benefit from the main superfast broadband roll out programmes.

We will support community-led solutions to establish connections by providing expert advice, acting as an aggregator of demand and providing capital funding grants to ensure that remote and rural Scottish communities have access to at least 2Mb and in most cases next generation broadband speeds, delivered sustainably and affordably.

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