Published: 4th Jul 2013
Super-fast broadband is crucial to Scotland's future, according to campaigners.
The government has pledged to roll out high-speed services across the country in the coming years, but there are concerns about how long this process will take.
Vicki Unite, chief executive of the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce - which runs the Better Broadband campaign - said Scotland "cannot afford to stand still" on this issue.
"Access to high speed broadband is crucial to the future of our regional economy, particularly in rural areas," she told Tayside and Fife local newspaper the Courier.
Ms Unite added that improved internet access can act as a catalyst to boost business performance and help local communities throughout Scotland.
Meanwhile, chief executive of Perthshire leisure result Crieff Hydro Stephen Leckie said the country will be "dead" if it has to wait until 2020 for super-fast services to be rolled out, which was the initial target set by the government.
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