Next Argyll locations due for fibre broadband rollout

The Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme underpins the Scottish Government’s aim for Scotland to become a more capably resourced digital nation by 2020. It is intended to deliver access to fibre broadband to around 95% of ‘premises’ by the end of March 2018, – when combined with existing commercial roll-out plans.

In Argyll, the following areas are now scheduled for this vital upgrade:

Achnamara, Cairndow, Crinan, Glenbarr, Kilchrenan, Minard, Southend and Whitehouse.

The first of these fibre connections are supposed to go live this winter.

Argyll & Bute;s SNP MP, Brendan O’Hara has welcomed this news, saying: ‘This is fantastic news for these rural towns and villages of Argyll & Bute who will have better access to fibre broadband. Core infrastructure gives communities a much better base to build on into the future.’

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  • Does Lochgoilhead fall under Cairndow?

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    Sarah July 14, 2016 9:18 am Reply
    • Sadly, not as we understand it.

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      newsroom July 14, 2016 4:29 pm Reply
  • When – for Minard?

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    S.White July 14, 2016 5:17 pm Reply
  • No sign of it yet in the inner suburbs of the city of Lochgilphead.

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    Robert Wakeham July 14, 2016 6:03 pm Reply
  • The island of Trinidad has had high speed broadband for 3 years now.
    Argyll and Bute is the new Bracken Rebulic.
    Anyway,why would a company supply 89000 people spread over the size of A&B.
    The Council have failed the area. Vote for Self Determination.

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    A.Salmon July 14, 2016 6:45 pm Reply
    • Every part of Trinidad including their remoter areas?

      Often when you read things like that it is from a journalist who has been an all expenses trip staying at a five star hotel in the capital city.

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      Lundavra July 19, 2016 3:12 pm Reply
  • What about Craignish – Barbreck-1 ? HIE website says July-Dec 2016 …

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    Earragaidheal July 15, 2016 12:33 pm Reply
  • It’s a shame the Scottish Government gave this contract to BT/Openreach. They have a terrible record of missed delivery dates. For every one of these press releases that are put out – mark your calendar and then see if the date published is met. It rarely is. Arrochar was supposedly going live in Jan 2016. Now they say Dec 2016. This pattern of missed delivery dates is repeated over and over across the UK.
    The money would have been far better spent if it had been given to innovative new providers, such as the 4G operators.

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    IslandDweller July 19, 2016 2:04 pm Reply
    • 4G providers do not have a good record and it is more expensive.

      I often dealt with BT at work, far better to deal with than all the other telecom companies I encountered.

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      Lundavra July 19, 2016 3:15 pm Reply

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