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BT's decision to cancel a superfast broadband rollout in the Scottish town of Cumbernauld has been described as disappointing by a local councillor.

The firm was due to install superfast broadband in Craigmarloch by December 2012, but has decided not to go ahead with its plans.

Mark Griffin, a Kilsyth-based Central Scotland MSP, suggested the decision to leave Scottish people relying on poor ADSL services is a regrettable one, reports STV News.

"I will be seeking answers from the Scottish government as to what action they will take to improve the service, which is unacceptably poor for a town the size of Cumbernauld," he added.

BT suggested that an investigation into the potential site had found that installing a cabinet in the area would not prove to be commercially viable.

The Rural Broadband Working Group from 3 Mobile recently helped several Scottish towns get online, indicating the importance of non-standard methods like satellite broadband in isolated areas.

Posted by Mark Wynn