February 13, 2017
Independent specialists in Telecoms and Information Technology, FarrPoint has been appointed to advise the Scottish Government on the planning and rollout of it’s Digital Infrastructure Action Plan.
The initiative was announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the last election and will include the Reaching 100% Superfast Broadband Coverage Programme (R100) by March 2021.
FarrPoint brings specialist broadband and infrastructure expertise to the project, having worked across the UK on connectivity projects with local and central government and enterprise agencies.. CEO and co-founder Dr Andrew Muir will lead the FarrPoint team, with support from infrastructure and connectivity experts from across the wider broadband team at FarrPoint.
FarrPoint’s Andrew Muir said: “The R100 programme is a crucial part of the Government’s vision for ensuring that Scotland’s digital infrastructure is among the best in the world. We are delighted to have been appointed and to be able to build on our previous work with the Scottish Government in the superfast broadband space.”
Clive Downing, R100 Programme Director, said: “The Scottish Government’s commitment to 100% superfast broadband coverage is a key cornerstone of the world class vision. We are looking forward to working in partnership with FarrPoint, our other advisors and public sector partners to deliver this programme”
FarrPoint is an independent consultancy based in Edinburgh advising organisations throughout the UK on telecoms and technology.