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Connecting the remote Sutherland hamlet of Altnaharra to fibre broadband

17 Dec 2018

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.

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"Wherever you are … our community fibre partnerships 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 community fibre partnership work for you?

Wherever you are, and whatever you need faster broadband for, our community fibre partnerships model brings fibre broadband to homes and businesses by building a customised solution to meet your needs. Find out more.