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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

22nd April, 2014 (0 Comments)

The £410 million Digital Scotland partnership with BT has, following Shetland Telecom’s local work and last year’s £26.9m deal to build 20 new fibre optic submarine cables around the Highlands and Islands (here), expanded its roll-out of “fibre broadband” (FTTC) services to premises in Lerwick on Shetland.

4th January, 2014 (15 Comments)

The remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland, UK) have seen local broadband services disrupted again after yet another subsea fibre optic cable break on the SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) link resulted in outages and slow performance for some ISPs but not others, which has triggered calls for Ofcom to investigate network resilience.

23rd December, 2013 (3 Comments)

BT has signed a £26.9 million deal with three companies – including Global Marine Systems, Orange Marine and A-2-Sea Solutions – to help build 20 new fibre optic submarine cables around the Highlands and Islands region, which will be used to deliver on the Scottish Government’s £264m Digital Scotland project.

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17th August, 2013 (13 Comments)

Broadband connectivity on Shetland might be gradually improving, thanks to a new undersea fibre optic link and investment, but many residents of the smaller surrounding islands (Yell, Unst and Fetlar) continue to suffer from slow connectivity (sub-1Mbps) and BT has yet to clarify its commitment. The solution could be a new community initiative.

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23rd July, 2013 (2 Comments)

The remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland, UK) have once again had to suffer disruption to some of their local broadband and phone services after the vital undersea SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) fibre optic cable, which links the Faroe Islands with mainland Scotland, was damaged on Friday morning just south of Orkney.

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9th July, 2013 (4 Comments)

The government of Scotland has today signed a state aid supported £264 million deal with BT that will make “fibre broadband” (FTTC/P) services available to 85% of local homes and businesses by the end of 2015 and around 95% by the end of 2017. As before we don’t know what proportion of those will get “superfast” (25Mbps+) speeds.

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30th May, 2013 (0 Comments)

Scotland’s Highlands and Islands Enterprise has “guaranteed” to help connect “at least” 75% of homes and businesses on the remote Shetland Islands to a new superfast broadband network by the end of 2015, which forms part of HIE’s wider £146 million investment into new fibre optic based infrastructure.

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1st May, 2013 (3 Comments)

The tiny community of West Burrafirth on the remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland) will soon see their broadband ISP speeds lifted from just 0.16Mbps (Megabits per second) to around 25Mbps thanks to a new wireless and fibre optic link, support from a local ISP and national lottery funding.

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22nd March, 2013 (0 Comments)

Some parts of the remote Shetland Islands (North of Scotland, UK) could be left without good broadband internet and phone connectivity for well over a week after a vital fibre optic link to the undersea SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) cable, which links the Faroe Islands with mainland Scotland, was cut.

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29th October, 2012 (12 Comments)

The project manager for Shetland Telecom, which is busy improving internet capacity on the remote Shetland Islands via a new fibre optic link with Scotland, has told ISPreview.co.uk that it’s “complete madness” for the UK government to spend millions attempting to “squeeze more life” out of BT’s existing copper broadband ISP network.

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18th September, 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has announced a new £8 million project to replace its slow microwave wireless connection to the remote islands of Orkney and Shetland with a fibre optic cable link, which is expected to connect via the undersea SHEFA-2 cable that links the Faroe Islands with mainland Scotland (UK). But don’t they have this already?

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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.

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21st June, 2012 (2 Comments)

The remote Shetland Islands have this week been hit by a double whammy of BT communication problems after copper cable thieves in the North of England (UK) cut a vital fibre optic link that disrupted services to the island for two days. A separate problem at the Aberdeen (Scotland) exchange then knocked out the local coastguard communication system.

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