closedownarrowexternal-linklogo-verticalmenu-barsearch Skip to main content
Jump to navigation
BT news

Consumers and businesses living in the Northern Islands deserve to know when super-fast broadband is going to arrive, it has been claimed.

Alistair Carmichael, the MP for Orkney and Shetland, has called for greater transparency from the Scottish Government and BT over the deployment of fibre.

Speaking to the Orcadian, he said local people need to have more clarity over the timetable for deployment, especially those who live in the remotest areas.

"It is apparent that Community Broadband Scotland is not achieving the reach it needs for a number of reasons," Mr Carmichael stated.

"There remain technological challenges and it remains unclear what constitutes a ‘hard-to-reach’ community."

At present, there are no confirmed plans for fibre deployments in North Ronaldsay, Papa Westray, Sanday, Eday, Rousay, Shapinsay, Stronsay, Hoy, Flotta and Graemsay.

Mr Carmichael said people living in Orkney and Shetland want to know if and when super-fast broadband will arrive so that they can plan ahead.

"It is vital that these remote areas are not left in the lurch," the MP added.

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Angela 1 week ago Complaint over broadband... I have tried to claim my £200 cash back over the past 9 months which I have never received or had any...
  • Josh Cropper 1 week ago Government scheme gets superfast... 10Mbps by 2020? Careful guys... They're gonna hack super fast dial up into your eyes by 2030 at this...
  • David Longstaff 1 week ago How to fix Sky Q's 'too bright'... Swiping, or clicking, right brings up the last program pop up then pressing back removes it, with no...

Search news