Highland Wireless in partnership with the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust are delighted to announce that a superfast broadband service is now available in the remote glens in the Kyle of Sutherland.
Earlier in the year, Highland Wireless launched the first phase of its high-speed unlimited data usage broadband service (up to 50 mbs), in the area surrounding Bonar Bridge and Ardgay. The second phase of the service, which will ‘go live’ on Wednesday 14th November extends to Rosehall, Altass and Kyle of Sutherland. Highland Wireless will continue to expand their coverage into Strathcarron and other areas the coming months.
Ron Boothroyd who is on the board of directors of the Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust said, “Residents of communities such as Altass where I live have had to put up with terrible internet connection speeds that just don’t meet up to 21st century life! More and more services such as banking are done online these days – but the internet speeds that many households experience in some parts of Sutherland make it difficult to run businesses or even just stream films…
Recently the opportunity to work in partnership with Highland Wireless came about, and thanks to a grant from the SSE Beatrice Fund, the Trust purchased the equipment which it is leasing to Highland Wireless who is delivering and managing the service across the area. Although people have to pay for this service – they may be eligible to submit a ‘BDUK’ Government Grant Voucher application to assist them with the installation costs.”
Cameron Warren, from Highland Wireless added, “For the past few months we have been working to secure transmission sites, which can provide best coverage across the Kyle of Sutherland. We would like to thank the Forestry Commission, Balnagown Estates and local landowners who have been very cooperative in helping us secure these transmission sites. Residents in the coverage areas will now be able to enjoy superfast reliable broadband. This will ensure that people are able to make the most of online services whether this be for business or residential use.”
For more information or to book a survey, visit the Highland Wireless website.