Under the European Commission’s State Aid guidelines, public sector intervention in broadband infrastructure investment is limited to those areas where there is no current or planned (within the next 3 years) commercial deployments, to avoid distorting what might otherwise be/become a competitive market.
The Scottish Government carried out an Open Market Review of all current and planned infrastructure within the scope area in July 2012. The submitted data allowed us to produce a draft intervention area for a Public Consultation.
The Public Consultation is now complete and this report sets out the responses to the consultation and the actions that the Scottish Government has taken as a direct result of those responses.
Note that this report has been revised following an extended period of consultation.