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North Scotland (LOT 1) R100 broadband programme details: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Published:
19 Oct 2021
North Scotland (LOT 1) R100 broadband programme details: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100237124
Date received: 3 Sep 2021
Date responded: 1 Oct 2021
Information requested

The Scottish Government could clarify the following about the recent R100 programme announcement for superfast broadband under LOT 1 (North Scotland):

1. Precisely how many premises will be covered under LOT 1?

2. What proportion of the LOT 1 deployment will be FTTP?

3. Is the completion date for LOT 1 still by the end of 2026?

Response

I provide some of the information you requested.

1. Precisely how many premises will be covered under LOT 1?

The contract we have signed with BT is expected to deliver to 59,276 premises. The total number of premises connected as a result of the contract may vary however due to matters beyond our control. For example if a property is demolished prior to a superfast connection being delivered it may be removed from the R100 Lot 1 (North) contract build plan.

2. What proportion of the LOT 1 deployment will be FTTP?

All of the R100 North contract build will be fibre to the premises (FTTP).

3. Is the completion date for LOT 1 still by the end of 2026?

We expect build in the R100 Lot 1 (North) contract to be completed during the financial year 2026/27.

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