Big communications firms have been unwilling to upgrade broadband networks in the area, so members of the West Burrafirth Community Broadband Group (WBCBG) took matters into their own hands by urging a local firm to carry out the work, reports the Shetland Times.See the original story in the Shetland Times.
Lottery funding was secured for the project, prompting Shetland Broadband to install a wireless link at Engamoor capable of delivering speeds of around 25Mbps.
The service is set to go live today (May 1st 2013), offering residents and businesses a significant boost on the 160Kbps speeds previously available.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Shetland - Community broadband in Burrafirth (Shetland) launches 25 Mbps service
Cable reports a new wireless broadband services in West Burrafirth, Shetland: