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Connected Communities in Scotland

As part of our ongoing updates for the BT demand tracker system that we run, there has been a number of corrections to some exchanges. We published the RFS dates for a number of rural exchanges on the 28th November, and have since added a couple more that we missed on the initial run.

The observant reader will have noticed though that the number of exchanges we are listing without a 'Ready for Service' date has increased. This is because we had mistakenly listed 21 Scottish exchanges as having an RFS date under the Exchange Activate scheme. In actual fact the 21 exchanges listed below, are due to get broadband via the Connected Communities project.

LEWIS: Barvas, Carloway, Great Bernera, North Tolsta and Timsgarry
UIST: Bayhead, Berneray, Bornish, Carnan, Eriskay, Grogarry, Locheport, Lochmaddy and Sollas
HARRIS: Drinnishader, Leverburgh, Manish, Scalpay, Scarista and Scarp
BARRA: Northbay

Connected Communities is set to provide broadband via a combination of symmetric wireless connections and satellite access in some areas. A website called should open for business on December 7th, allowing people in the communities to start ordering their service.


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