About the project
Beauly Firth Broadband – The Background of the Project
The rural topography and distances that are found in and around the Beauly Firth have meant that even with the advent of BT Fibre (to the cabinet) services, many, many rural homes and businesses have been left with very poor broadband speeds.
Superfast internet is seen as the “5th utility”, and the lack of coverage in more rural areas is having a detrimental impact to many areas of life and the economy of the region. Fixed radio wireless technology, based on line-of-sight delivery, is an obvious way to deliver broadband to rural Highland areas. The Highlands are spoilt in having many “high areas” which many properties have line-of-sight to. To deliver this technology required a project that could provide commercial class connections to rural and remote locations.
Fiber back-haul connection were made linking to key mast site installations around the Beauly Firth, capable of delivering up to 1Gbps upload AND download capacity with less that 30ms latency to properties within the coverage areas.
Expansion and beyond
The initial scheme is shown by the coverage may below, however there are many plans in place to expand this network to communities and properties beyond the coverage area here.