Reform Scotland have published Digital Power which offers a valuable contribution to the discussion about Digital Scotland. The report first examines the current digital activity level in Scotland, in other parts of the UK, as well as in other countries and makes a range of recommendations that would position Scotland at the forefront of digital readiness. The report goes on to put forward a case for the rollout of NGA, showing GDP growth in the top 5 countries in broadband adoption to be some 2.2% higher.
The report calls for a minimum access speed of 50Mbps across ‘the vast majority of Scotland’ but suggests an good intial step would be to map our exsiting fibre network.
The key recommendation is for the appointment of a single Minister within the Scottish Government with specific responsibility for designing, implementing and monitoring the Digital Scotland framework and strategy.
We have posted a link to the full document in the ‘Related Strategies’ part of this site.