Home
 » ISP News » 
Sponsored

Tay Forest Park Communities in Scotland Get 20Mb Wireless Broadband

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 (9:51 am) - Score 419
scotland map

The Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has announced that a new project, which is being funded by £58,500 from Community Broadband Scotland (CBS), Perth and Kinross Council and the Griffin Windfarm Fund, will imminently help to connect several rural villages that circle Tay Forest Park (Amulree, Trochry and Struan) to a new fixed wireless broadband network.

Apparently many in the area struggle to receive broadband download speeds of even 1Mbps (Megabits per second) and as a result a number of community volunteers setup the Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership (HPCP). Readers might recall that we first touched on this plan last July 2014 (here), but since then plenty of progress has been made.

The building work for five small-scale telecoms masts has almost completed and the group’s ambition is to add more to ensure that “no one in Highland Perthshire is left behind“. The HIE’s press release talks about broadband speeds of “as much as20Mbps being delivered, although HPCP’s website talks of being “able to supply 16mbps to areas currently only achieving 0.45mbps, with the possibility of this being significantly increased in the future.”

Shaun Marley of CBS said:

This project will open up access to homes and businesses locally who have been finding it difficult to carry out even the most basic of online tasks. Better broadband will create new opportunities and benefits and allow people to choose to live, work and learn in what is a beautiful part of the Perthshire countryside.”

According to Bruce Patterson, the partnership’s project officer, the first services could now be ready to go live by Easter 2015. Patterson said that the current roll-out of fixed broadband services in Scotland wasn’t likely to benefit the area for several more years, if at all, and they were “concerned that without good services soon then businesses and communities will struggle – and by doing this ourselves we can offer a way forward“.

The projects’ ambition going forward is to “ensure that the whole of Highland Perthshire is a wi-fi zone” and, as a community business, all of their profits will be poured back into the business and their local communities.

Add to Diigo
Mark Jackson
By Mark Jackson
Mark is a professional technology writer, IT consultant and computer engineer from Dorset (England), he also founded ISPreview in 1999 and enjoys analysing the latest telecoms and broadband developments. Find me on Twitter, , Facebook and Linkedin.
Leave a Comment
0 Responses

Comments are closed.

Comments RSS Feed

Javascript must be enabled to post (most browsers do this automatically)

Privacy Notice: Please note that news comments are anonymous, which means that we do NOT require you to enter any real personal details to post a message. By clicking to submit a post you agree to storing your comment content, display name, IP, email and / or website details in our database, for as long as the post remains live.

Only the submitted name and comment will be displayed in public, while the rest will be kept private (we will never share this outside of ISPreview, regardless of whether the data is real or fake). This comment system uses submitted IP, email and website address data to spot abuse and spammers. All data is transferred via an encrypted (https secure) session.

NOTE 1: Sometimes your comment might not appear immediately due to site cache (this is cleared every few hours) or it may be caught by automated moderation / anti-spam.

NOTE 2: Comments that break our rules, spam, troll or post via known fake IP/proxy servers may be blocked or removed.
Promotion
Cheapest Superfast ISPs
  • Hyperoptic £15.00 (*22.00)
    Avg. Speed 30Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: Code: SALE19
  • TalkTalk £19.95
    Avg. Speed 36Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Onestream £19.95 (*34.99)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Vodafone £21.00 (*23.00)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited
    Gift: None
  • Direct Save Telecom £22.95 (*29.95)
    Avg. Speed 35Mbps, Unlimited (FUP)
    Gift: None
Prices inc. Line Rental | View All
The Top 20 Category Tags
  1. BT (2322)
  2. FTTP (1833)
  3. FTTC (1539)
  4. Broadband Delivery UK (1510)
  5. Politics (1271)
  6. Openreach (1264)
  7. Business (1127)
  8. Statistics (999)
  9. Mobile Broadband (914)
  10. Fibre Optic (908)
  11. FTTH (870)
  12. Ofcom Regulation (835)
  13. Wireless Internet (831)
  14. 4G (796)
  15. Virgin Media (766)
  16. Sky Broadband (557)
  17. TalkTalk (538)
  18. EE (522)
  19. Vodafone (428)
  20. Security (378)
New Forum Topics
Promotion
Helpful ISP Guides and Tips
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
»
Sponsored

Copyright © 1999 to Present - ISPreview.co.uk - All Rights Reserved - Terms  ,  Privacy and Cookie Policy  ,  Links  ,  Website Rules