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Digital Inclusion Project in Renfrewshire covers 2,600 households
Thursday 21 February 2008 14:50:05 by Andrew Ferguson

From the current press releases covering the wireless broadband network installed by Proxim in Renfrewshire, one could get the idea it was just about broadband coverage, but the broadband access is just part of the Digital Inclusion Project. The project is run with support from Renfrewshire's Community Planning Partnership, Communities Scotland and the Scottish Executive's Community Regeneration Fund.

The wireless network covers an area of five square kilometres and covers 2,600 households using 25 point-to-point and point-to-multipoint links. The backhaul stretches 12 kilometres from Johnstone in Renfrewshire to Shortroods at Glasgow Airport.

"This has been a new and innovative project. I'm not aware of many other initiatives that provide wireless and mesh broadband into residential homes to allow social inclusion covering an area of 5 square kilometers."

Gordon Giles, Renfrewshire Digital Inclusion Manager

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