HEBRIDES.NET - Bringing Broadband to the Western Isles

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Welcome to the Hebrides.net web portal - the gateway to the Connected Communities broadband network for business and residential customers.

Connected Communities Broadband is an innovative project bringing broadband services to rural communities throughout the Western Isles.

The network, project led by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, is one of the first and the largest in the UK to incorporate the recently licensed 5.8GHz radio frequency bands. The pilot has been funded through the DTI sponsored Broadband Fund, HIE Innse Gall (Western Isles Enterprise), Comhairle nan Eilean Siar and match funding from the Highlands & Islands Special Transitional Program.

The project partners believe that broadband is essential to the economic development of the Western Isles to allow businesses in the most rural communities to compete in world markets. Due to the wide distribution of the population across a number of islands, more traditional methods of providing broadband are impractical and would leave those at great distances from their exchanges without a service. This is why high performance wireless is being used to provide an ever increasing number of communities with a distributed broadband service across the islands.

The Western Isles 'Connected Communities' project is delivering services to locations from Ness in the north of Lewis to Castlebay in Barra in the south and at similar costs to broadband services in other parts of the Highlands & Islands.

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