Dey welcomes broadband

THE ANGUS South MSP has welcomed the announcement that further funds will be allocated to providing broadband in rural areas.

Graeme Dey has praised the final stages of the budget bill 2012-13 after John Swinney announced the decision to give an extra £40 million which will help make rural broadband faster.

He said: “Rural broadband provision is a key issue in Angus, particularly in the smaller communities I represent in the glens, and this additional cash is a welcome boost.”

“Our countryside in Angus is one of our greatest natural assets and with a digital infrastructure which is faster and more efficient we can help business remain strong in the area and, hopefully, attract more people to work and live here.”

The extra cash is on top of the £94 million fund by local authorities aimed at economic recovery. An extra £54 million will also be supplied for economic growth and will be split between education, transport, waste, environment and regeneration.