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1st October, 2012 (3 Comments)

A new broadband action group called B4GAL (Broadband for Glencaple and Lowther) appears to be proceeding with plans that could eventually result in nine rural South Lanarkshire (Scotland, UK) villages being connected up to a new community-owned and superfast Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network.

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9th August, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Scottish Government has today announced the launch of a new £5 million Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) initiative, which will apparently act as a “one-stop-shop” to provide rural community groups with “information” and “practical support” to help them find better internet access solutions.

shetland islands uk

14th July, 2012 (9 Comments)

The project manager for Shetland Telecom’s effort to roll-out a new fibre optic infrastructure around the remote Shetland Islands, Marvin Smith, has warned that the Scottish Government‘s (UK) recent allocation of £120m to improve broadband in the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) region will not be enough.

scotland uk regions map

25th June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today allocated £120 million to help the Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) roll-out superfast broadband (40-80Mbps) services to 85-90% of homes and businesses by 2015, with an aim of reaching 100% with “world-class digital connectivity” in 2020.

lochcarron scotland uk

13th June, 2012 (3 Comments)

BTOpenreach are offering a reward of up to £1000 for information that leads to a conviction of those responsible for cutting a vital 1000 metre long fibre optic cable (probably because they thought it was made of more valuable copper) that runs across Loch Carron in Scotland’s (UK) rural Highlands region.

scotland uk regions map

8th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK government (Westminster) has announced that the Scottish Government will receive an additional £32m (new total £100.8m) to help it deliver superfast broadband (40-80Mbps) to 85-90% of premises by 2015 and “world-class digital access” to all of Scotland by 2020.

scotland uk regions map

28th May, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Scottish Government has today criticised the UK’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which is managed by the increasingly embattled Culture Secretary (Jeremy Hunt MP), for excluding the smaller cities of Inverness, Glasgow and Stirling in Scotland from their £50m second wave of Urban Broadband Funding (UBF).

scotland uk regions map

12th March, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Investment, Alex Neil (SNP), claims that the UK’s central government (Westminster) “have now conceded that we did not get our fair share” of funding to assist with the rollout of faster broadband internet access services in rural areas.

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