Wireless broadband coming to the Western Isles!
I've been patiently waiting for BT broadband here for over 2 years now. Seems the locals just don't use PCs and hence the trigger limit has never been reached.
But the good news is that while our capital's exchange has now been upgraded to ADSL, the rest of the Western Isles will soon (crossfingers!) be connected up to wireless broadband with same upload/download speeds. I can't wait.... in fact I wouldn't mind using my house as a local antenae station, if needed, for the rest of the community.
The Islands desperately need this fast data infrastructure backbone to allow people to work from home, and set up new businesses, while still enjoying the benefits of living on the Islands. It's a scandal that the Government and BT have continually stalled for so long in getting those areas outside of cities connected up to broadband. Many other countries in Europe are now enjoying 1MB+ connections as standard... yet again the UK lags behind!
Do you live in the Western Isles and want to know more about the new broadband network, or to register an interest? Go here: Connected Communities