NextGen Expo Scotland to showcase developments

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A report revealing the challenges for deploying superfast broadband to connect the final five per cent of the country is to be presented at NextGen Expo Scotland.

The Carnegie UK Trust report Making Digital Real: Case Studies of How to Help the Final Fifth Get Online will be discussed at the show during a special superfast broadband masterclass.

The event is set to bring together digital suppliers and key decision makers to share ideas on how best to strengthen the economy through a digital future.

The importance of digital infrastructure investment to improve the lives of people nationwide has never been more important, with the UK Government recently announcing an injection of funding for high-speed Internet to 95% of the country by 2017, as well as a separate rural broadband grant for the rest of the population.

Also presenting at NextGen Expo Scotland, at the Glasgow Hilton hotel on 17 June, will be Mark Tate, development director at Community Broadband Scotland, who will be speaking about their latest projects on getting communities with limited or no broadband online. Avonline’s managing director, Mark Wynn, will also be speaking on 'Superfast for Rural Areas'.

'Being able to access superfast broadband has never been more important for homes and businesses than it is now,' said Wynn. 'The opportunity for stakeholders from different sectors to contribute freely at NextGen Expo Scotland means that we can all share valuable information and create real opportunities to secure the future of Digital Scotland as set out by the Government’s 2020 Vision.'

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