Thursday, 14 July 2016 05:08

Further roll-out of rural broadband in Argyll and Bute

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“More broadband work due to start in rural areas in next six months ”

Brendan O’Hara MP is delighted to note that more rural communities in Argyll & Bute are next in line for a high-speed broadband boost from the £410m Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out.

He said “This is fantastic news for the rural towns and villages of Argyll & Bute who will have better access to fibre broadband. Core infrastructure gives communities a much better base to build on into the future.”

The programme is delivered through two projects – led by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the Scottish Government. Other funding partners include the UK Government through Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK), BT, local authorities and the EU via the European Regional Development Fund.

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme underpins the Scottish Government’s aim for Scotland to become a world class digital nation by 2020. It will deliver access to fibre broadband to around 95% of premises by the end of March 2018, when combined with existing commercial roll-out plans.

The next locations scheduled for fibre rollout in the Highlands and Islands area are:

  • Argyll & Bute
  • Achnamara,
  • Cairndow,
  • Crinan,
  • Glenbarr,
  • Kilchrenan,
  • Minard,
  • Southend,
  • Whitehouse

with the first fibre connections due to go live this winter. Local people can check the interactive map to find out if they can get the service and further information is also available on Twitter @HIEDigital or @ScotSuperfast

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