We (Southern Uplands Partnership) have been commissioned by Community Broadband Scotland to undertake a survey of rural areas in the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway who may not be served by the current Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme being delivered through BT.

Our aim is to collate as much data as possible on your current service, location and desire for a better service so this can be used to explore the potential of a community lead initiative to deliver superfast broadband initially to the rural areas listed above.

We are aware that many of you have already completed a broadband survey in your community council area and we will endeavour to include these results where possible. However, it is vital that we get up to date information, so please take a moment to fill out our rural broadband survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/ettrickandbeyond or email julienock@sup.org.uk We need to have all survey responses no later than Wednesday, September 2.

Additional information on the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme can be found at www.digitalscotland.org/superfast-broadband/ I am, etc.

Julie Nock Southern Uplands Partnership.