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23rd March, 2019 (27 Comments)

National UK cable ISP Virgin Media has confirmed that their soon-to-be 500Mbps capable ultrafast broadband and TV network is about to be rolled out to cover 6,000 premises in Musselburgh, which is the largest coastal settlement within the East Lothian (Scotland) area and home to about 21,000 people.

scotland broadband map uk project split

21st March, 2019 (6 Comments)

The Scottish Government (SG) has been heavily criticised by an opposition Conservative MP, John Lamont, after it confirmed that the bidding process for their £600m R100 (Reaching 100%) programme was still ongoing and that contracts would now be vaguely awarded some time “during 2019.”

loch striven scotland uk broadband

18th March, 2019 (0 Comments)

Homes around part of Loch Striven (Argyll and Bute) in Western Scotland will soon be able to access “superfast broadband” speeds of up to 30Mbps, which comes after Sheffield-based ISP Whitespace Technology announced they would be deploying a new TV White Space (TVWS) using wireless network in the area.

balquhidder fibre optic dig

16th March, 2019 (12 Comments)

On 1st April 2019 the Scottish Government will go one big step further than the UK Government in Westminster by introducing 100% relief from business rates on new “fibre broadband infrastructure“. Better yet, the tax break is set to last for 10 long years until 31st March 2029.

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13th March, 2019 (7 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today committed to invest up to £85m over 10 years in order to support a new Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal (BIGD), which among other things will aim to improve fibre optic broadband and 4G mobile coverage in poorly served areas. The UK Government will also provide up to £260m.

balquhidder rural fibre optic dig

26th February, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Balquhidder Community Broadband (CIC) project, which is supported by UK ISP Bogons and the Stirling Council in Scotland, has installed the final street cabinet of their community built and 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband network.

vodafone cityfibre ftth cable reels

12th February, 2019 (12 Comments)

Cityfibre has appointed infrastructure firm Amey to build their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the Scottish city of Edinburgh (UK ISP Vodafone will supply to consumers), which is expected to cost a little over £100 million and be largely complete by around the end of 2021.

cityfibre street works fibre optic urban

11th February, 2019 (17 Comments)

The Liberal Democrat MSP for Edinburgh Western, Alex Cole-Hamilton, has called for more co-ordination between “full fibre” broadband ISPs in the city because “residents … are at the end of their tether” due to repetitive roadworks being used to build the same type of optical fibre network several times over.

logie wind farm

11th February, 2019 (10 Comments)

Faster broadband speeds could be on their way to neglected parts of Finderne in Moray (Scotland) after the local Finderne Development Trust (FDT), which is set to receive £138,000 per year from the developers of the Logie Wind Farm (Hill of Glaschyle Renewables LLP), confirmed a tentative proposal.

infrastructure commission for scotland uk

11th February, 2019 (5 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today completed the establishment of a new Infrastructure Commission for Scotland (ICS), which aims to develop a 30 year strategy in order to advise on improvements across key infrastructure areas such as transport, energy, water, broadband (internet) and telecoms.

cityfibre aberdeen ftth fttp build

31st January, 2019 (8 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £40m project to roll-out a new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in Aberdeen (Scotland) has today seen its first customers go live via UK ISP partner Vodafone, which follows a little over half a year after the local construction phase began.

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26th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

The 2019 Halifax Quality of Life Survey (Bank of Scotland) has just been published, which balances a combination of broadband speed, health, crime rate, weather, employment, happiness and skills in order to identify the best places to live in the UK. Once again Orkney in Scotland comes top of the list.

briskona broadband mast wireless uk

16th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Superfast broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps have finally reached nearly 100 remote rural premises in Kilbryde after fixed wireless ISP Briskona Broadband confirmed that their network in Scotland had been extended. The deployment appears to have been supported by investment from Stirling Council.

vodafone cityfibre ftth build

10th January, 2019 (2 Comments)

Cityfibre’s £10m investment to build a new 1Gbps Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband network in the city of Stirling (Scotland), which is being conducted alongside UK ISP Vodafone and began last November (here), has been criticised for a “lack of communication and lack of respect.” Traffic disruption is a big issue.

ethernet optical fibre

10th January, 2019 (0 Comments)

Business focused UK ISP MLL Telecom has today announced that they’ve been appointed by Fife Council in Scotland to transition and transform the local authority’s existing Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure, not least by adding additional bandwidth to council sites via a new 10Gbps capacity core network.

drimnin scotland broadband

8th January, 2019 (15 Comments)

Some 57 properties in the isolated rural village of Drimnin (West Highlands, Scotland) can now access broadband speeds of up to 50Mbps. The new fixed wireless network reflects a community collaboration with Scottish Sea Farms, which has resulted in a new ISP being setup called Drimnin Community Broadband CIC.

uk map of england wales scotland and northern ireland

7th January, 2019 (18 Comments)

A new independent model has estimated that the coverage of fixed “superfast broadband” (24Mbps+) ISP networks across the United Kingdom has grown to 95.8% at the end of 2018 (up from 95.3% in H1 2018), while “full fibre” (FTTP/H) networks now reach 5.47% of premises (up from 3.82% in H1).

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