A record from Audit Scotland has revealed that Midlothian has amongst the slowest broadband speeds within the us of a. The average pace is underneath 20 Mb/s, giving the county the 9th slowest common speed out of the 32 local authorities. And around eight in step with cent of people in Midlothian do no longer have get admission to to Broadband in extra of 10Mb/s. Bonnyrigg councillor Ian Baxter (Veggies) is angry at those figures.
He stated: “That programme has slipped badly behind. ‘‘BT doesn’t inform all people what’s going on and regularly doesn’t seem to know itself, and the Scottish Government has overlooked Midlothian to pay attention on greater rural components of Scotland. “For one of the quickest growing parts of Scotland to have amongst the slowest internet speeds should absolutely hit Midlothian’s financial prospects.” Lothian List MSP Rachael Hamilton (Conservatives) added: “Just like jogging water, super fast broadband has end up a need in ordinary lifestyles – crucial to our business network to help improve productiveness, help innovation and inspire funding.