Wireless broadband deal on way for Western Isles
The islands of Lewis, Harris, North Uist, South Uist, Benbecula and Barra in the Western Isles of Scotland are set to benefit from a deal between The Connected Communities project and NEC UK. Details are over on the Computing website.
The plan seems to be to use microwave point to point links to form a backbone, and have users accessing the backbone at nodes that have a 5.8GHz transmitter. The funding comes from several areas, including a government Broadband Fund and the Highlands & Islands Special Transitional Programme.