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shetland lerwick harbour

5th March, 2019 (5 Comments)

Good news. The remote Shetland Islands Council has secured a public investment of £1.91m from the UK Government’s Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund, which will be used to extend their existing Gigabit fibre network to include public sector sites (schools, council buildings etc.) on the North Isles of Yell and Unst.

orkney sea scotland island

14th September, 2018 (20 Comments)

The remote rural Orkney islands, specifically the tiny isles of Papay and North Ronaldsay, could be about to see an improvement to their dire local broadband ISP speeds after Openreach (BT) reportedly agreed to at least “investigate the practicalities” of delivering faster connectivity to the area via a new wireless link.

shetland lerwick harbour

27th July, 2018 (4 Comments)

The remote Shetland Islands Council appears to be gearing up for a second attempt at bidding for money from the Government’s £190m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) fund, which if successful could be used to extend a new Gigabit “full fibre” (FTTP etc.) network to cater for the proposed space launch site.

scotland broadband map uk project split

31st October, 2016 (27 Comments)

Good news for those living in the rural Highlands and Islands region of Scotland. The £410m Digital Scotland programme with Openreach (BT) has announced that strong take-up of “fibre broadband” means an extra 6,000 premises will be covered via a reinvestment of £2.3m.

shetland lerwick harbour

31st October, 2016 (7 Comments)

Telecoms operator BT has today switched-on a new 10Gbps link to the remote Scottish island of Shetland in the North Sea, which will serve to both improve local network resilience and boost capacity for Openreach’s on-going roll-out of FTTC/P based superfast broadband connectivity.

Scotland \"superfast broadband\" coverage map q1 2016

25th April, 2016 (3 Comments)

The Highland and Islands Enterprise (HIE) in Scotland has today announced the next batch of areas that will benefit from their on-going work to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to 84% of the region’s premises by the end of 2016.

ee uk logo map

25th April, 2016 (2 Comments)

Mobile operator EE appears to have been influenced by new parent BT and plans to improve customer support by bringing it back to the United Kingdom and hiring 600 new staff. On top of that they’ll increase their 4G landmass network coverage from 60% of the UK to 95% (99.8% population coverage).

Scotland \"superfast broadband\" coverage map q1 2016

14th March, 2016 (12 Comments)

The Highlands Council has agreed to commence a mapping exercise that aims to identify the remaining “not spots” in superfast broadband cover, which is to be accompanied by a workshop event next month to debate the issue. It’s hoped this will help to establish a clear plan for boosting coverage.

fair_isle_scotland

1st March, 2016 (0 Comments)

Residents of the tiny Fair Isle community, which sits around halfway between mainland Shetland and the Orkney islands (Northern Scotland), look set to benefit from faster Internet connectivity after Community Broadband Scotland (CBS) awarded a grant of £247,000 to the area.

scotland uk regions map

17th February, 2016 (6 Comments)

The £410 million Digital Scotland project has so far helped to make BT’s “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) network available to an additional 115,000 premises and this week the next batch of upgrade areas have been confirmed, including for the remote Highlands and Islands region.

scotland_core_fibre_optic_uk_map

26th October, 2015 (20 Comments)

The Digital Scotland scheme, which is working alongside BT to roll-out “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) networks to 85% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2015/16 and 95% by the end of March 2018, has today named the next 40 communities (20,000 premises) to benefit.

scotland_core_fibre_optic_uk_map

12th August, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Digital Scotland project, which is working with BT to deploy “high-speed fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services to 85% of premises in Scotland by the end of 2015/16 and 95% by the end of 2017 March 2018, has announced the next 24 local authority areas (73,000 premises) that will benefit.

shetland lerwick harbour

26th July, 2015 (0 Comments)

The Shetland MSP Tavish Scott has called for an “urgent investigation” after residents on the remote Scottish Shetland Islands were left without vital emergency services cover for around five hours on Saturday due to a major telecoms outage with BT’s infrastructure. Several thousand local phone, mobile and broadband connections were also disrupted.

shetland telecom fibre optic microtrench dig

17th June, 2015 (10 Comments)

Broadband Internet connectivity on the remote Shetland Islands (Northern Scotland) has been seriously impacted after one of BT’s contractors accidentally cut through a vital fibre optic cable link between Maywick and the centre of Lerwick.

shetland_submarine_fibre_optic_cables

14th May, 2015 (10 Comments)

Apparently BT is having to draw up an urgent plan to tackle broadband capacity problems on the remote Shetland Islands, which resides off the northern coast of Scotland. Locals have reportedly noticed a huge fall in their Internet speeds after the operator’s first “fibre broadband” (FTTC) connections went live last year.

shetland islands uk

15th October, 2014 (16 Comments)

Residents of the remote Shetland Islands community will be pleased to learn that the first 17 street cabinets (serving 4,000 premises) equipped with BT’s up to 80Mbps capable Fibre-to-the-Cabinet (FTTC) broadband technology have gone live today. The work forms part of the wider £410m Digital Scotland partnership.

shetland fibre optic cable ship shefa2

30th July, 2014 (0 Comments)

The Shetland Islands, which reside someway north of Scotland, have once again suffered a serious break in their main SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) submarine (subsea) fibre optic cable, which links the remote communities broadband and phones services with the UK mainland.

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