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R100 subsea deployment
During summer 2022, vessels will lay 16 subsea cables connecting 15 Scottish islands to superfast broadband as part of the R100 North contract. Learn more about the vessels, the route and the deployment...
SBVS interim voucher scheme now closed
Applications for interim vouchers are now closed. SBVS vouchers, for a subsidy worth up to £5,000, continue to remain open.
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When will there be 100% coverage for everyone?
The Reaching 100% (R100) programme builds on the success of the DSSB programme. The 100% target will be met as a result of three strands of activity - the R100 contracts, our R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme and continued commercial coverage.
The contracts we have signed with BT go beyond our superfast commitment by providing a significant amount of gigabit capable (or fibre to the premises) connections.
The fact that much of the technology delivered will go beyond our original commitment means that the engineering works will take time.
Vouchers are helping many to get superfast speeds
The R100 Scottish Broadband Voucher Scheme can provide help in the form of a subsidy if your home or business broadband speed is less than 30 Megabits per second (Mbps).
Properties where there are no plans for superfast connections in the R100 contracts or commercial build are eligible for a voucher which offers a subsidy worth up to £5,000 per property. The voucher can be used to access a range of technologies such as fixed wireless, mobile, fibre to the premises/home or satellite. It’s also specifically designed to allow vouchers for either a single property or to be combined in a community project.
Find out more about vouchers and how you can check your address’ eligibility below.
The story so far
The DSSB programme brought access to fibre broadband to more than 950,000 homes and businesses across Scotland so far. Over 95% of premises in Scotland can now benefit from faster speeds, supporting businesses, healthcare and learning and connecting families, friends and communities. Without DSSB only around 66%, and in some areas less than 30%, of premises would have had fibre access.
The programme was a tremendous success, helping to cement Scotland’s digital future, and the infrastructure that has been built will provide high-quality connectivity in Scotland and an outstanding platform for the next stage of the superfast journey — towards reaching 100%.
DSSB has been estimated to deliver over £2.76 billion over 15 years for the Scottish economy with every £1 of public funding being expected to deliver £12 of benefits to the Scottish economy.
Sign up to go faster…find out if Superfast Broadband has reached your area.
Thousands of people have already signed up and are benefiting from their faster broadband speeds now. But remember, an upgrade to faster fibre doesn’t happen automatically you have to contact an internet service provider and ask for an upgrade to fibre.