Adds to £68.8m pledged to Scotland in 2011 spending review
The UK Government has pledged an extra £32 million to deliver high speed broadband across Scotland.
The latest funding package adds to the £68.8 million funding package pledged last Augus following a review by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK).
That funding was part of the spending review which pledged a total of nearly £425 million to roll out superfast broadband across the UK.
More money is being allocated to Scotland in recognition of the difficulties in high speed broadband being extended to rural areas.
Scottish Secretary Michael Moore said access to superfast broadband will allow businesses to expand, create jobs and compete globally.
He said: "Providing Scotland with high-speed broadband is essential for businesses to grow and to create the new jobs we need.
“That is why the UK Government believes broadband is essential not only for everyday life but also for the future economic success of Scotland and the UK.”
Telecoms regulator Ofcom says superfast broadband connection speeds must be at least 24Mbps.