Communication is name of Hawick forum’s game

Michael Moore MP.
Michael Moore MP.

Local MP Michael Moore, with the council, hosted the Borders Digital Forum in Hawick on Monday to discuss various issues, including broadband and mobile phone coverage.

The event brought together senior figures from BT, the Scottish Government’s Digital Scotland Initiative, mobile phone companies and mast operators.

Mr Moore said: “The forum was a great opportunity to update a series of local elected representatives, as well as a cross-section of local business leaders and constituents, about the progress being made in delivering increased connectivity to the region.

“I look forward to continue working with all of these partners moving forward.”

He added: “In a rapidly -changing world, the speed at which we communicate with one another is of increasing importance to the quality of the lives that we have in an area like the Borders.

“The scale of the challenge of delivering fibre broadband into rural areas like ours outstrips any other part of the UK and will generate significant economic benefits, including new jobs and increased productivity.”