- Fibre Community Partnership
Connecting the remote Sutherland hamlet of Altnaharra to fibre broadband
Working with rural communities to increase broadband speeds
The extremely remote Sutherland hamlet of Altnaharra has some of the fastest broadband speeds in Scotland. See how it’s impacting the lives of local residents.
Around 60 Altnaharra households and businesses are able to order more reliable, ultrafast, full-fibre broadband over a network capable of carrying services up to 1Gbps – around 22 times faster than the current UK average.
"Wherever you are … our fibre community partnership model brings fibre broadband to homes and businesses by building a customised solution."
Working together to bring broadband to remote areas
As part of the engineering work, local people and workers from the Altnaharra Estate helped to dig in around 4,800 metres of cable.
Due to the high costs of bringing faster broadband to very small communities in remote areas, many of the villagers had been making do with some of Scotland’s slowest connections of around 0.5Mbps.
Could a fibre community partnership work for you?
Wherever you are, and whatever you need faster broadband for, our fibre community partnership model brings fibre broadband to homes and businesses by building a customised solution to meet your needs. Find out more.