Superfast Broadband

Soirbheas recognises that improved broadband connectivity is a priority to support the economic and social development of the area, enabling employment opportunities through home working, facilitate e-commerce development for local businesses, support remote health care and encourage individuals to remain within and relocate to the area.

If you’re home or business didn’t benefit from the BT fibre roll-out there might be other options available to you, particularly if you don’t want to wait until the R100 (Reaching 100),  the next government-funded superfast programme.  Take a look at other options information – Broadband Update – October 2019

If you live in the Struy area – Broadway Broadband is currently scoping the option to provide a wireless broadband service in the area.  To learn more or to register an interest visit  https://www.broadwaybroadband.co.uk/register/ 

Gigabit Broadband  for Rural Communities Voucher Scheme 
As part of the Government’s Rural Gigabit Connectivity programme business and residents in some of the hardest-to-reach places in the UK are eligible for additional funding towards the cost of installing gigabit-capable broadband to their premises when part of a group project.Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can use vouchers worth up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs), and up to £1,500 per residential premise to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.  Full information on the voucher scheme page or visit the Superfast Broadband alternative solutions page.

If you’re struggling or just don’t know where to start you can contact us and we will do our best to advise you of the options and can share what others have done to improve their connectivity in the area.

Useful links:

Openreach –  Fibre Broadband 

Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Community Broadband ScotlandCommunity Support

GigaPlus Argyll 

Scottish Enterprise Data Sheet

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