North Skye Broadband has been driven by the work of grass roots local community organisations such as the Glendale Trust who recognised many years ago that broadband provision for local communities is, at best adequate, but for many practically non-existent on Skye. Concerns were raised as far back as 2011 that without significant investment in reliable infrastructure our rural areas would be facing a rapidly widening digital divide.
North Skye Broadband will deliver the largest community led, super-fast, broadband project in Scotland. The locally operated, staffed and managed service aims to deliver a minimum of 30Mbps to 100% of the properties across Skye that will not benefit in the current BT superfast roll out. In these days of telehealth, remote working, and international business requirements, 30mbps isn’t a luxury – it is an absolute necessity.
The timeline for delivery of services is currently being re-evaluated after a significant delay in the Public Procurement Process. We are currently undertaking detailed planning work in order to reach a revised service delivery date.