GigaPlus Argyll: Latest News and Views

GPA directors meet first minister
GigaPlus Argyll directors & representatives from HIE & CBS meet the First Minister in Oban. 24 Aug 2015Left to right, Stuart Robertson (HIE), Archie MacDonald (CBS), Bob Cornish (GigaPlus Argyll), Campbell Cameron (CBS), Nicola Sturgeon, Moray Finch (GigaPlus Argyll), Zoe Laird (CBS) and Tony Jeffree (GigaPlus Argyll)

Moray Finch, chairman of GigaPlus Argyll said: "With funding in place from Community Broadband Scotland for the GigaPlus Argyll project, some of the Directors of the new company had the chance to meet with Nicola Sturgeon today at the Oban Phoenix Cinema. Thanks to Bob Cornish and Tony Jeffree for coming and supporting me. Now the hard work starts!!" Moray Finch, 24th August 2015

What is GigaPlus Argyll ?

GPA is a Next Generation/Superfast Broadband service that will be installed within a set of Postcodes allocated to us from HIE/BT. These postcodes make up what is hoped to be the first phase of an extensive rural network covering the areas that the BT Infiniti service doesn’t reach.

Next Generation or Superfast Broadband is specified as being a minimum of 24MB/S. The GigaPlus Argyll network will operate wirelessly and the broadband signal will be transmitted from a series of masts located throughout the catchment area. This signal will be received via a small box or dish located on or very near the customer’s property. The system does not use any telephone line or other cable technology.

When

The first installation will be live in early 2017, although this is weather, landowner and planning department dependent. However we are all very keen that this will keep on schedule. The plan is for a staged roll out after this, and the network should be fully operational by mid 2017. It’s a little too early to say what the planned roll out will be but as soon as it is confirmed it will be published here

Where

The network has been designed primarily to cover: Lismore, Luing, Iona, Colonsay and parts of Jura, Islay, Mull and the Craignish peninsula. For more details on exact locations please enter your postcode into the postcode checker.

Due to the nature of the technology used it is likely that there will be other areas close to these locations that will also receive the service. More details on exactly which area will be covered will be confirmed later

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