Region deal must deliver free WiFi in our towns

I welcome the announcement that the City Centre Wi-Fi is to be extended to other parts of the City over the summer – this is a fantastic project, worthy of our support. That said City Region Deal funding must support business development in our towns, as well as in the City and there can be no better way of achieving this, than investing in our growing tourism sector. Theref...
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SNP MPs call for action on poor mobile coverage across Scotland

SNP MPs are urging the UK Government to “show more ambition” on rural connectivity, as a new study revealed that Scotland is lagging behind much of the UK on mobile access to a 4G signal. A report by the consumer champion Which? and independent mobile coverage experts OpenSignal, found that mobile users in Scotland can only access a 4G signal 50.4% of the time. Scotland i...
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Inverness – The Next Gigabit City

The Scottish Government has already shown ground-breaking ambition by committing to deliver next generation broadband to every premises by 2021. I believe that here in Inverness, one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, we have the potential to improve our internet speed even further.We have the opportunity to join capital cities across Europe with reliable and future-pr...
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Mobile Connectivity: UK needs to be as ambitious as the Scottish Government

SNP MP WRITES TO UK GOVERNMENT ON MOBILE CONNECTIVITY IN SCOTLAND UK NEEDS TO BE AS AMBITIOUS AS SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT SNP MP Drew Hendry has written to the UK Government asking for a greater commitment and ambition on the issue of mobile connectivity in remote parts of Scotland. Drew Hendry who is the MP for Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey has raised the issue a...
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Calling for a “cast-iron commitment” on mobile phone coverage

The Scottish National Party has today called for a “cast-iron commitment” from the UK government to act on the 4,500 miles of road across the UK where there is no mobile phone signal. The MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey raised the issue in the House of Commons today during Culture, Media and Sport questions. Drew Hendry MP previously called for an "opt-ou...
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1200 miles of Scottish Roads without phone coverage: ACTION NEEDED!

SNP MP Drew Hendry has called on the UK government to prioritise rural areas for mobile phone coverage as it is revealed Scotland has over a thousand miles of roads without phone coverage. The RAC Foundation report highlights how drivers who break down on over 1200 miles of Scotland’s roads cannot call for help because there is no mobile phone coverage. Commenting on the ...
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Universal Service Obligation for Broadband Welcome.. but rural communities still face same old catch up

Drew Hendry MP for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey has called on the UK Government to put rural communities at the front of the queue for digital development and put an end to the digital divide once and for all.  Drew has been at the forefront of calls for a Universal Service Obligation to benefit the Highlands both as a Highland councillor and, now, as MP. His ...
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Launch of Superfast Broadband at Loch Ness

A good broadband service is an essential for modern life therefore I was pleased to see Superfast Broadband reach the banks of Loch Ness a couple of weeks ago. So much so that I turned interviewer to hear the views of Mr Loch Ness himself, Willie Cameron of Cobbs (see video below). It has been good to hear from constituents that the service is performing well but I know ...
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