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Holyrood is set to unveil a comprehensive broadband plan for Scotland in the next couple of months, it has been reported.

Infrastructure Minister Alex Neil MSP is set to outline how the nation's £145 million broadband fund will be spent over the next couple of years.

This fund includes £68 million from Broadband Delivery UK and £25 million from the European Union, reports the Herald.

Mr Neil said the Scottish government is "determined" to get its action plan done and dusted in the next couple of months.

"My aim is not just to catch up with the Cornwall's of this world or the Jerseys or the Hulls, my aim is to overtake them as quickly as we can," he stated.

"There are some benefits in organising this at a national governmental level, that England doesn’t have, because of the number of local governments in the set-up. We have a more manageable situation up here."

Mr Neil said the strategy has largely been formulated and the finance is in place, so the government is now in a position to prepare the action plan.

"The drive behind this is not just from me but from the whole Cabinet because it's so core to what we are trying to achieve," he stated.

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