I was invited to an event at the Royal Society of Edinburgh last Thursday organised by The Foundation for Science and Technology. The theme of the event was "Digital Scotland - can Scotland grasp the opportunities created by the digital revolution?' The event coincided with the publication of 'Digital Scotland' by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. The report makes interesting reading and suggests that Scotland requires 2,500km of fibre optic cable to remain economically competitive and become more socially inclusive. The cost is estimated as £100m installation with running costs of £10m a year.
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